National Services Scotland logo

fitfortravel

Travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK

Dengue Fever in Honduras (Update)

27 Oct 2014

As of 20 October 2014, a total of 26 000 confirmed cases of dengue fever have been reported nationally in Honduras. Cases are said to be increasing, however, it is not clear if the increase is due to chikungunya or to 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.