Dengue virus transmission returns to Cape Verde

No cases of dengue fever have been recorded in Cape Verde since 2011. However, the first person with dengue among a total of 23 infected people was recorded this year in the city of Praia. Measure to contain the spread of the mosquito that carries this virus are being implemented.

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

Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure will vary from place to place and may be high in many localities.

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.