Possible epidemic of dengue fever in Saint Lucia in the Caribbean

With 1 death, 7 confirmed dengue fever cases and more than 200 suspected cases, health authorities have warned that dengue fever may be approaching epidemic levels on the island. Many cases of dengue fever are not reported. Counting and reporting cases may be difficult due to lack of local access to health care. Many persons with mild illness do not seek health care. 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.

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