Dengue Fever - significant outbreak underway in Puerto Rico

Since the beginning of the year, health authorities have registered 1,836 suspected cases of dengue fever. Recently, most of the cases were reported from the San Juan Metropolitan region, Ponce, Bayamón, Arecibo, Caguas, Aguadilla, Mayagüez and Fajardo.

Travellers to these areas can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever may not seek medical care and may not be reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community that are not reported.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever.

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