Turks and Caicos Islands experiences dengue fever

Turks and Caicos Islands have reported 244 cases of dengue fever. Dengue fever can be a risk even in tourist destinations.

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.

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