Dengue fever is spreading to other provinces in Angola

The initial epidemic of dengue fever that began in Luanda and Malanje has now spread to Cuanza Sul and Uíje. So far, there have been 1,008 reported cases during the first 3 months of this year. There may be many more unreported cases since counting and reporting cases may be hampered by lack of local access to health care, and many persons with mild illness may not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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