Large increase in dengue cases in Nicaragua this year

In this past week alone, 38 people tested positive for dengue which brings the total number this year to 6,293 while it was only half of that number in 2015 at 3,366 infected people.

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Advice For Travellers

The absence of reports from other areas does not mean that there is no dengue fever transmission there. The risk of exposure will vary from place to place and may be high in many localities.

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.