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Travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK

Dengue Fever in Mexico (Update)

15 Apr 2013

New cases of dengue fever continue to be reported in Mexico. During the first quarter of the year (2013), 3560 cases were recorded nationally.

The worst affected state is Quintana with 325 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.