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Dengue Fever in Mexico (Update)

03 Jun 2015

Dengue fever is an ongoing problem in Mexico. As of 8 May 2015, a total of 23 332 suspected cases have been reported. Of those, 3248 cases have been confirmed as dengue virus infection.

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.