The Dominican Republic continues to be badly affected by the chikungunya virus outbreak in the Caribbean and Americas. As of 8 August 2014, a total of 370 000 cases have been reported. In the past week, 60 000 new cases were recorded.
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.