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Dengue Fever in Barbados

17 Oct 2013

The Ministry of Health has reported an increase in dengue fever cases in Barbados thus far in 2013. Around 600 cases have been recorded which is approximately three times higher than the number of cases reported during the same time period of 2012.

Advice for Travellers

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.