Suspected dengue fever cases in Salto, Argentina

There have been 9 suspected cases of dengue fever reported in Salto. The latest case appears to have acquired the infection while travelling in the northern province of Chaco. There may be many more cases in the community than are reported due to incomplete reporting, lack of access to health care in some areas, and the fact that many persons with dengue fever may not seek medical care and be reported to health authorities. Travellers to these areas can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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