Dengue fever cases, deaths and outbreaks have been reported from the following Latin American countries:

Cases, deaths and widespread outbreaks of dengue fever have been reported from the following countries in Latin America:

Mexico (Veracruz, Yucatan, Jalisco, Baja California Sur, Tamaulipas, Reynosa, Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Quintana Roo, Oaxaca, Morelos, Tabasco, Campeche and Mexico states)

Guatemala (Nueva Concepcion and Escuintla Department)

Nicaragua (Leon and Masaya Departments)

El Salvador (Usulutan Department)

Honduras (Olancho and Ocotepeque Departments)

Costa Rica

Colombia (Cesar Department)

Venezuela (Aragua State)

Ecuador (national)

Brazil (São Paulo, Mato Grosso, Ceará, Piaui and Paraiba states)

Paraguay

Dominican Republic

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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