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Dengue Fever in Jamaica (Update)

21 Sep 2012

New cases of dengue fever have continued during the rainy season in Jamaica. As of 14 Sep 2012, 507 cases have been reported, of those, 180 have been confirmed as dengue fever. The situation is not yet considered to be an 'outbreak' however, cases are increasing.

The last outbreak of dengue fever in Jamaica was in 2007, when 1700 confirmed cases were recorded.

Advice for Travellers

Travellers should be aware of the risk of dengue fever and be advised to use personal protection methods to avoid mosquito bites.