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Dengue Fever in Cuba

09 Jan 2014

The media has reported on the dengue fever situation in the province of Villa Clara, central Cuba. A total of 700 cases of dengue fever were offically confirmed whilst a further 900 suspected cases await laboratory test results.

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.