Dengue fever reported in north of Beni Department, Bolivia

A total of 26 cases of dengue fever have been reported from Vaca Díez and Guayaramerín near the border with Pando Department. Due to incomplete reporting, lack of access to health care in some areas, and the fact that many persons with dengue fever may not seek medical care and be reported to health authorities, there may be many more cases in the community than are reported. Travellers to these areas can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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