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Dengue Fever in Uruguay (Update)

11 Mar 2016

Since the first autochthonous case of dengue fever in Uruguay was reported to WHO, further cases have been identified in the country. As of 1 March 2016, a total of 570 suspected cases and 17 confirmed cases have been recorded. Most of the cases have occurred in three departments: Montevideo (59%), Canelones (17%) and Salto (4%).

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.