French Guiana reporting large number of dengue fever cases

In addition to chikungunya fever, French Guiana is reporting 1,399 suspected or confirmed cases of dengue fever. The most affected municipalities include Matoury, Cayenne and Sinnamary. 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.

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