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Dengue in the Dominican Republic

21 September 2021

Media report continuing transmission of dengue in the Dominican Republic.

During the weekend before Monday 20 September 2021, 12 children were admitted to hospital. In the past four weeks. 314 cases have been reported, bringing the total for this year to 1 207 cases, including 13 deaths. The areas most affected are Santo Domingo Este, Distrito Nacional, Santo Domingo Norte, Santo Domingo Oeste and Bani.

Advice for Travellers

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.