Suspected Cases of Dengue in Southern Bolivia

In the jungle Chaco region of Bolivia’s Tarija Province, more than 100 cases of illness resembling dengue fever have been reported in recent weeks. It’s particularly troubling, because “dengue season” usually doesn’t start until January when the region gets more rain. Dengue is a blood disease spread by mosquitoes. Travleers visiting southern Bolivia, especially Tarija province, should sleep with mosquito netting and use insect repellant.

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