Health emergency due to increasing dengue fever reports in Panama

Increasing numbers of cases of dengue fever (63 cases) in Pacora and Metro Panama City have prompted a declaration of a health emergency for the affected areas.

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Advice For Travellers

Although the risk of exposure for most travellers may be low, all 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.