Dengue fever alerts in the Dominican Republic

With a total of 73 deaths due to dengue fever nationwide, dengue fever alerts remain in place for 24 of the 32 provinces. There have been 6,200 registered cases, especially affecting the capital city and the municipality of Santiago.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever.

Advice For Travellers

All 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.

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