What do I need to know before I travel?
Public Health Scotland logo

Fit for Travel Logo

Information on how to stay safe and healthy abroad. About us.

Dengue Fever in Venezuela (Update)

01 Aug 2014

As of 29 July 2014, a total of 32 168 cases of dengue fever have been recorded nationally in Venezuela. The worst affected states include: Zulia, 4491 cases; Aragua, 2830; Merida, 2183; Tachira, 2151; Carabobo, 1540; Nueva Esparta, 1493 and Amazonas 1107 cases.

Advice for Travellers

Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, by covering up with clothing, the use of bite avoidance measures such as repellent and bed nets is advised. Elimination of breeding sites around hotel rooms/houses is advised for longer term stays.