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Dengue in the Americas and Caribbean (Update 1)

09 Aug 2017

Dengue remains widespread in the Americas and Caribbean in July 2017. The countries with the highest number of cases  are Brazil (192 123), Peru (66 687), Nicaragua (33434), Colombia (16774 and Ecuador (9713).

Affected countries are displayed below, showing case totals on 31 July 2017.

North America

United States: 62

Central America & Mexico

Costa Rica: 2 802 

El Salvador: 2 126

Guatemala: 1 296 

Honduras: 3 437 

Mexico: 5 372

Nicaragua: 33 434

Panama: 2 906

Andean

Bolivia: 7 647

Colombia: 16 774 

Ecuador: 9 713 

Peru: 68 687 

Venezuela: 2 722

Southern Cone

Argentina: 7 290 

Brazil: 192 123 

Chile: 5 

Paraguay: 1 285 

Hispanic Caribbean

Cuba: 270 

Dominican Republic: 624 

Puerto Rico: 9 

English, French & Dutch Caribbean

American Virgin Islands: 1 

Anguilla: 15 

Antigua & Barbuda: 1 

Aruba: 661 

Bahamas: 4 

Barbados: 151 

British Virgin Islands: 28 

Cayman Islands: 12 

Dominica: 22 

French Guiana: 165 

Grenada: 59 

Guadaloupe: 83 

Jamaica: 64 

Martinique: 73

Saint Barthélemy: 30 

St. Kitts & Nevis: 4 

St. Lucia: 14 

St. Martin: 114 

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: 2 

Trinidad & Tobago: 61

Turks & Caicos Islands: 157

Advice for Travellers

The best way to avoid infection is to prevent mosquito bites.  As the transmitting mosquitoes bite from dawn until dusk, long clothing should be worn and repellents should be used all day.

See also information about insect bite avoidance.

Medical attention must be sought for any feverish illness experienced whilst travelling or on your return home.

There is no vaccine against dengue fever for travellers.

A vaccine for use in people living in dengue affected countries aged between 9 – 45 years is available in Costa Rica, Brazil, Mexico and the Phillippines.

For further information see Dengue Fever.