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Dengue Fever in Mexico (Update)

06 Nov 2013

Dengue fever is ongoing in Mexico. Nationally, 43 964 cases have been reported as of 30 October 2013. The worst affected area is Merida in Yucatan state on the peninsula of the country, with 5726 cases.

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.