As of 29 July 2014, a total of 32 168 cases of dengue fever have been recorded nationally in Venezuela. The worst affected states include: Zulia, 4491 cases; Aragua, 2830; Merida, 2183; Tachira, 2151; Carabobo, 1540; Nueva Esparta, 1493 and Amazonas 1107 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.