Throughout the summer dengue fever has continued to crop up in the U.S. and around the world as regional rainy seasons produce safe havens in which disease-carrying mosquitoes can breed. This week,  the U.S. Embassy in Honduras is reminding travelers of the large numbers of cases of classic dengue and, the more dangerous, hemorrhagic dengue that continue to appear in and around Tegucigalpa, Olancho, San Pedro Sula, Choluteca, and El Paraíso.  Honduras is seeing greater numbers of the virus than it has in fifteen years with 44,866 classic and 1,299 hemorrhagic cases and 56 deaths being reported so far this year.

If you are traveling to Africa, the South Pacific, Central and South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East or any other area recently impacted by dengue fever, take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from the dangerous bite of mosquitoes.

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