Dengue fever unchecked in Paraguay (update)

With over 76,000 suspected and confirmed cases of dengue fever reported since the beginning of this year, dengue fever remains uncontrolled throughout Paraguay. There have been 27 deaths due to this infection this year. There may be many more unreported cases since counting andreporting may be hampered by lack of local access to health care, and manypersons with mild illness may not seek health care. Travellers to areas wherethe dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to denguefever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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