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Dengue Fever in Dominican Republic

09 Apr 2014

Dengue fever has been reported from Dominican Republic. A total of 1737 suspected cases have been recorded thus far in 2014. The worst affected areas in the past week are the provinces of Santiago and Maria Trinidad Sanchez.

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.