Dengue fever in Mexico and Panama

Cases and outbreaks of dengue fever are being reported in these 2 countries:

Mexico

  • Hidalgo state - almost 400 cases.
  • Sonora state - almost 475 cases with 125 cases of dengue haemorrhagic fever
  • Zacatecas state - in Jalpa, 40 cases.

Panama - 1,528 cases.

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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