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Travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK

Dengue Fever in Dominican Republic (Update)

03 Jun 2015

Dengue fever is a risk for travellers to Dominican Republic. As of 1 May 2015, a total of 1457 suspected cases have been reported.

Advice for Travellers

Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, is recommended. Bite avoidance measures include: covering up with clothing, the use of insect repellent and bed nets impregnated with insecticide. Reduction of mosquito breeding sites around hotel rooms/homes is advised for longer term stays.