Possible increases in dengue fever in Tamaulipas, Mexico

Health authorities have expressed concern that dengue fever cases will increase after heavy rains in the state. At least 1 cases of the severe form of dengue (dengue haemorrhagic fever) has been reported. The affected cities include Tampico and Madero.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure will vary from place to place and may be high in many localities.

All 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. Many persons with dengue fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.

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