Dengue fever outbreak in the Bahamas continues with more than 1500 confirmed cases

Health officials in the Bahamas are reporting that the country has now broken its record for the number of dengue fever cases reported during the yearly seasonal outbreaks, with more than 1,500 confirmed cases. The outbreak has been stressing the public health care system and medical facilities across the island, as approximately 100 cases are investigated per day. While the number of cases is very high, the mortality rate is very low - there has been a 99.9% recovery rate for those afflicted with the virus.

Travellers to the Bahamas should be aware of the risk of exposure to dengue and take all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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