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Dengue in United Arab Emirates

04 Jul 2024

The Abu Dhabi public health department have reported that during 2023 some cases of dengue infection which were diagnosed in the United Arab Emirates were acquired locally.

Dengue is an infection spread by mosquito bites that can cause a severe flu-like illness.

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.