First cases of dengue fever confirmed in Concepción del Uruguay, Uruguay

The first confirmed cases of dengue fever in Uruguay have been reported from Concepción del Uruguay. Of the 3 cases, one probably became infected while travelling in Brazil. There may be 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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