First case of dengue fever in metropolitan Buenos Aires, Argentina

Health officials have reported the first case of dengue fever that was acquired within the Buenos Aires metropolitan area. This event means that the virus can circulate in local mosquitoes and infect more residents of the city. There may be other unreported cases since counting andreporting may be hampered by the fact that 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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