Reports of dengue fever in Caribbean

Some countries in Caribbean region are reporting cases of dengue fever. They include the Dominican Republic (2,980 cases with 40 deaths), Puerto Rico (984 cases), Jamaica (29 cases) and St. Lucia (13 cases).

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Advice For Travellers

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.