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Dengue Fever in Mexico

25 Jul 2012

Dengue fever cases have continued to be reported from Mexico. As of 10 July 2012, a total of 35 845 suspected  have been recorded nationally, of those, 5234 have been confirmed as dengue fever. This compares with 22 505 suspected case for the same time period in 2011.

Advice for Travellers

Mexico is a popular tourist destination and travellers should be aware of the risk of dengue fever. 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.