Reports of cases of dengue fever in Mauritius

There are reports of at least 20 cases of dengue fever in Port-Louis in the past few weeks. This outbreak may have been initiated by a traveller coming from India.

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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