Dengue fever transmission continues to be widespread in Paraguay

Dengue fever virus has infected more than 72,000 people this year. The most affected age group is 20 to 39 years of age, and most of the cases occur urban areas where mosquito density is highest.

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Advice For Travellers

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.