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Dengue Fever in Angola

10 May 2013

An outbreak of dengue fever has been reported in the capital city of Luanda and surrounding area. Since March 2013, 128 cases have been recorded in Luanda province.

Dengue fever is endemic in Angola, however, there are no records of previous large outbreaks. The authorities are taking steps to reduce mosquito breeding sites and are investigating the strain of dengue virus in circulation.

Advice for Travellers

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.