Dengue in Pakistan
13 Dec 2017
As of 10 December 2017 the World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported 125 316 cases (including 69 deaths) of dengue in Pakistan this year.
Advice for Travellers
The best way to avoid infection is to prevent mosquito bites. As the transmitting mosquitoes bite from dawn until dusk, long clothing should be worn and repellents should be used all day.
See also information about Insect Bite Avoidance.
Medical attention must be sought for any feverish illness experienced whilst travelling or on your return home.
There is no vaccine against dengue fever for travellers.
A vaccine for use in people living in dengue affected countries aged between 9 – 45 years has been licenced in Costa Rica, Brazil, Mexico and the Phillippines. However, use of the vaccineis now under review due to safety concerns (December 2017).
For further information see Dengue Fever.