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What increases my risk for dengue fever?

Your risk for dengue fever increases when you travel to tropical areas and if you have previously been infected with the virus. Travel to South Asia, Central and South America, or any subtropical area, any time of the year will increase your risk of being infected.

If you have previously recovered from dengue fever, antibodies to the virus will be left in your system. Instead of making it less likely that the disease will affect you again, the dengue fever antibodies can make your reaction to the disease more severe if you are infected a second time.

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