Possible epidemic of dengue fever in Guatemala

Health officials have confirmed 25 cases of dengue fever in Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango. Health authorities have begun mosquito control measures.

Travellers to this area can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever may not seek medical care and may not be reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community that are not reported.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever.

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