Media report that dengue continues to be transmitted across Bangladesh. A total of 15 460 people have been admitted to hospital with dengue from the beginning of 2021 to 18 September. Of these cases, 59 have died this year, all in July, August and September.
Dengue is an infection spread by mosquito bites that can cause a severe flu-like illness.
All travellers to endemic regions are potentially at risk of dengue fever and should be aware of this infection. Prevention relies on avoiding mosquito bites at all times.
Travellers developing a fever during or on return from travel are advised to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
For further information see TRAVAX dengue fever page.