Cases of dengue fever in the Caribbean

Sporadic cases of dengue fever are being reported by the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Jamaica. Dengue fever transmission may be occurring on other Caribbean islands and tourist destinations.

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.