Dengue fever reported from various departments in Bolivia

So far this year, there have been 160 reported cases of dengue fever from the tropical zones in the northern part of La Paz, Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, Pando, and the Beni (144 cases, mostly from the municipality of Trinidad).

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.

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