Worst dengue situation in Argentina since 2009

Argentina is reporting the most dengue infected people since 2009. Approximately 15,000 people have been infected, most of whom are located in the far north of the country, e.g., Misiones Province. More than 450 infected people have been registered in the capital Buenos Aires.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure to dengue fever may vary from place to place, but it may be high in some provinces. 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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