Dengue fever present in Nicaragua

So far in 2017, 363 people have been infected with dengue fever, with 59 new cases in the past week and one death so far. Officials are working on getting rid of the breeding grounds of the mosquito responsible for carrying the disease.

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Advice For Travellers

The absence of reports from other areas does not mean that there is no dengue fever transmission there. The risk of exposure will vary from place to place and may be high in many localities.

All 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. Many persons with dengue fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.