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Dengue Fever in Cayman Islands

03 Jan 2013

An outbreak of dengue fever has been reported from the Cayman Islands. As of 24 December 2012, 20 cases of locally acquired dengue fever have been confirmed and a further 24 suspected cases have been reported. New suspected cases are increasing and just under 100 individuals are being investigated.

Advice for Travellers

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.