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Dengue Fever in Cuba

30 Jan 2013

During 2012, a total of 5652 cases of dengue fever were reported nationally in Cuba. New cases of dengue fever are continuing into 2013.

Advice for Travellers

Cuba 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.