Dengue fever outbreak in Vanuatu may be larger than expected

With 25 reported cases of dengue fever and “many” more suspected cases, health authorities are concerned that the outbreak may be much larger than thought. Many cases of dengue fever are not reported. Counting and reporting cases may be difficult due to lack of local access to health care. Many persons with mild illness do not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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