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Dengue Fever in Mexico

01 Apr 2015

Dengue fever has been reported from Mexixo. As of 27 March 2015, a total of 10 724 probable cases have been recorded this year. Of those, 1669 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.