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Jamaica: Dengue cases rise An increase in dengue cases has been reported. The disease activity is much higher than that observed in 2015. Dengue is consistently present in Jamaica. It is spread by mosquitoes, and is present in both rural and urban areas. Dengue can cause a range of symptoms and has no particular treatment. Some people, especially those who have been infected before, get a more severe form that can lead to fatal complications. Although a vaccine has been developed, it is only available in a small number of countries and is not recommended for travellers. Prevent infection by avoiding mosquito bites....

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