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Dengue Fever in Dominican Republic

20 Feb 2013

Between January and 17 February 2013, 1323 cases of dengue fever have been reported in Dominican Republic. This is 1080 cases more than the same period in 2012.

Advice for Travellers

Dominican Republic 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.