Dengue in Argentina
19 Dec 2023
Argentina reports continuing widespread transmission of dengue across the country. From 1 January 2023 to 2 December 2023, there have been 124 804 locally-acquired cases of dengue, which is almost half of the total number of cases reported in the past 25 years.
Advice for Travellers
Dengue is an infection spread by mosquito bites and can cause a severe flu-like illness. 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.
- 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.