Dengue fever in the Caribbean (update)

Dominican Republic - 4,500 cases; 29 deaths. Increasing trend.

Dengue fever virus activity has also been reported this year in the Cayman Islands, Guadaloupe, St. Bartolome, Martinique, and St. Martin.

There may be many unreported cases since counting and reporting may be hampered by lack of local access to health care, and many persons with mild illness may not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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

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