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Dengue Fever in Mexico

01 Aug 2014

Dengue fever has been reported in several states of Mexico. Yucatan state (southeast Mexico) on the north part of Yucatan Peninsula, has reported 454 confirmed cases; Sinaloa state (northwest Mexico) on the coast, 812 cases and Tamaulipas state (northeastern Mexico) on the coast, 1669 suspected cases, of which, 170 have been confirmed as dengue virus infection.

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.