Dengue fever is a concern in Barbados

Although the total number of reported cases of dengue fever is only 44 cases so far, authorities are concerned since this number is much greater than the number of cases reported during the same time period last year.

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

Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure to dengue fever may increase in the coming months. Travellers to this popular tourist destination should take 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.

Travellers should be aware that the same mosquito that spreads dengue also transmits Zika virus.

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