Dengue fever throughout the Caribbean

Sporadic cases and outbreaks of dengue fever are occurring in the following localities:

  • Dominican Republic - more than 2,250 cases with 32 deaths
  • Puerto Rico - almost 900 cases
  • Aruba - approximately 560 cases
  • Cayman Islands - 24 cases
  • Dominica - 27 cases
  • French Guiana - more than 1,000 cases
  • Guadaloupe - almost 50 cases
  • Guyana - approximately 250 cases
  • Haiti - 56 cases
  • Martinique - 38 cases
  • St. Lucia - approximately 20 cases
  • St. Martin - almost 150 cases

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

Advice For Travellers

While the number of cases reported by island nations is small,there may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate. 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.

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