More dengue fever cases in Anaco, Venezuela

In the first weeks of 2013, a total of 62 cases of dengue fever have been reported in Anaco. Six of these cases have dengue haemorrhagic fever. New cases are also being reported in the nearby town of Freites. There may be many more cases in the community than are reported due to incomplete reporting, lack of access to health care in some areas, and the fact that many persons with dengue fever may not seek medical care and be reported to health authorities,. Travellers to these areas can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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