Increased deaths due to dengue fever in the Dominican Republic

The number of deaths due to dengue fever appears to have increased this year compared to last year. Among the more than 7,500 reported cases nationwide, there have been 95 deaths.

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Advice For Travellers

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.

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