Travellers can spread dengue fever

The recent outbreak of dengue fever in Luanda, Angola, has led to 10 cases of dengue fever in travellers returning from Luanda to 5 countries on 4 continents. This report illustrates how cases from an epidemic can spread internationally. To avoid spreading dengue fever from outbreak sites to other areas of the world, travellers should take all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites while visiting places where dengue fever is active..

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