Unusual, dengue fever outbreak in Angola continues (update)

The first recorded outbreak of dengue fever in Angola has continued for the past 5 months with a total of 708 cases and possibly 10 deaths attributed to the disease. There may be many more unreported cases since counting and reporting may be hampered by lack of local access to health care, and many persons with mild illness may not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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