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Dengue Fever in Cuba (Update)

01 Aug 2014

The media has reported on two outbreaks of dengue fever in Cuba. An anonymous source in Camaguey province, Central Cuba, reports that more than 1000 cases of dengue haemorrhagic fever are being treated at the Medical Sciences University.

A second anonymous source reports that more than 200 suspected dengue fever cases have been admitted to hospital in Havana, in the north of the country.

Official information on the dengue situation is awaited; anonymous information should be interpreted with caution.

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.