Guerrero State, Mexico, has highest levels of dengue fever in country

There have been 435 reported cases of dengue fever or more than double the number reported during the same time period as last year. The most affected areas in the state include Tierra Caliente and Acapulco. There may be many more unreported cases since counting and reporting may be hampered by lack of local access to health care, and many persons with mild illness may not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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