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Dengue outbreak in Sudan

26 Apr 2023

Media quoting the Sudanese Ministry of Health report a continuing outbreak of dengue in Sudan.

Khartoum recorded 1 344 confirmed cases of dengue fever and 2 482 suspected cases as of 27 March 2023. The Ministry has said cases are concentrated in the Umbadda and Karari areas, although there are cases elsewhere.

Dengue fever is an infection found in tropical and subtropical climates worldwide. It is spread by mosquito bites and can cause a severe flu-like illness.

There is no vaccine against dengue licensed in the UK. 

Advice for Travellers

The mosquitoes which transmit dengue bite during the day, between dawn and dusk.  They are particularly persistent and aggressive.

If you are travelling to an affected region, you are potentially at risk of dengue fever and should be aware of this infection.

If you develop a high temperature (fever) either during or after travelling to an affected area, you should seek medical advice as soon as possible and give details of your recent travel history.

For further information see the dengue fever page.