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Dengue Fever in Saudi Arabia

20 Jun 2013

Dengue fever has been reported from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. During the week of 9 June 2013, 252 new cases were recorded. Cases are said to be increasing.

Advice for Travellers

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.