Dengue fever in Mexico

So far this year, there have been approximately 155,000 suspected and confirmed cases of dengue fever with 19 deaths nationwide. The five most affected states include Guerrero, Michoacan, Veracruz, Oaxaca, and Colima. Other states reporting transmission of dengue fever include Aguascalientes, Baja California Norte, Quintano Roo, Sonora, Tamaulipas and Yucatan.

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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.