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Dengue Fever in Mexico (Update)

03 Jan 2013

Dengue fever in Mexico is an ogoing problem and cases continue to increase. As of 23 December 2012, 47 884 cases have been recorded nationally.

The worst affected areas include: Yucatan Peninsula 8429 cases; Yucatan state 5471 cases; Campeche state 1833 cases; Quintana Roo state 1125 cases.

Advice for Travellers

Mexico is a popular tourist destination and travellers should be aware of the risk of dengue fever. Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, by covering up with clothing, the use of bite avoidance measures such as repellent and bed nets is advised. Elimination of breeding sites around hotel rooms/houses is advised for longer term stays.