Dengue in the Dominican Republic
21 Sep 2021
Dengue continues to be transmitted in the Dominican Republic according to local media.
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.
If you are travelling to an affected region, you are potentially at risk of dengue fever and should be aware of this infection.
- You can protect yourself by avoiding mosquito bites at all times.
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.