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Dengue Fever in Mexico (Update)

11 Sep 2012

Dengue fever is an ongoing problem across Mexico and cases continue to increase nationally. The states reporting the highest number of confirmed cases are in the south of the country: Tabasco (1670), Morelos (1421) and Oaxaca (1178).

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.