Dengue fever cases, deaths and outbreaks have been reported from multiple countries in the Americas (update)

Dengue cases, deaths and outbreaks have been reported from the following countries in the Americas:

Mexico (Iguala, Guerrero State, Jalisco, Morelos, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Tamaulipas, Veracruz)

Costa Rica


El Salvador

Honduras (Choluteca Department)

Panama (Panama City)


Colombia (Huila Department)

Venezuela (Puerto la Cruz, Anzoategui State, Tachira, Vargas States)


Brazil (Nova Mutum, Mato Grosso State; Aracaju, Sergippe State)

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

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

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