Risk of dengue fever increases with the rainy season in Altamira, Mexico

As mosquitoes population grows during the wet season, the risk of dengue fever increases. In 2016, there has been a total of 60 suspected cases of dengue fever in Altamira.

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Advice For Travellers

The absence of reports from other areas does not mean that there is no dengue fever transmission there. 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.