Paraguay continues to be hard hit by dengue fever

As of September 21st, there have been 151,396 suspected and confirmed cases of dengue fever, along with 241 deaths. The most affected areas in the country include the city of Asunción and Central Department. There may be many more unreported cases of dengue since counting and reporting cases 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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