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Dengue Fever in Dominican Republic

11 Sep 2012

Dengue fever is an ongoing problem in Dominican Republic and cases are increasing. As of 4 September 2012, total of 2180 confirmed cases have been recorded in the country.

Advice for Travellers

Dominican Republic is a popular tourist destination and travellers should be aware of the risk of dengue fever. Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, by covering up with clothing, the use of bite avoidance measures such as repellent and bed nets is advised. Elimination of breeding sites around hotel rooms/houses is advised for longer term stays.