Dengue Fever in Colombia
21 Nov 2013
As of 18 November 2013, nationally, Colombia has recorded 110 000 cases of dengue fever with 129 related deaths. There are 825 municipalities affected by the outbreak with 76 in epidemic status. Localities most affected include Cali, Ibague, Cucuta, Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, and Santa Marta.
Advice for Travellers
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.