Paraguay continues to struggel with large numbers of dengue fever cases

Today, it is reported that 1,530 people sought health care for symptoms of dengue fever. The most affected area continues to be Central Department. A total of 961 people are currently hospitalised with the more serious forms of the infection. There may be many more unreported cases since counting and reporting 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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