Dengue fever threatens more than 40 percent of the world's population

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that dengue fever cases and outbreaks occur in more than 100 countries, especially in tropical and semi-tropical countries in Asia, Latin America, parts of Africa and the Caribbean. WHO estimates that there may be 50-100 million dengue fever cases worldwide every year. As the disease spreads to new areas, Europe can expect a dengue outbreak soon. In 2010, locally acquired cases were reported in Croatia and France for the first time. Miami, Florida, experienced local transmission of the disease from locally infected mosquitoes.

Travellers 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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