Dengue is a risk in many parts of Africa and the Middle East.
Some countries are reporting increased numbers of cases of the disease.
Travelers to Africa and the Middle East can protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites.What is the current situation?
Dengue is an ongoing risk in many parts of Africa and the Middle East (map). Travelers to areas of risk should protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites. In addition, the countries listed below are reporting higher-than-usual numbers of dengue cases, and travelers visiting these countries may be at increased risk:
São Tomé and Príncipe
What can travelers do to protect themselves?
Because dengue is spread by mosquito bites, all travelers to risk areas should prevent mosquito bites by using an EPA-registered insect repellent, wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors, and sleeping in an air-conditioned room or room with window screens or under an insecticide-treated bed net.
Learn more about dengue (how to prevent it and what to do if you think you are infected) at CDC’s dengue page for travelers.
CDC dengue homepage
Dengue in CDC Yellow Book
Dengue information for health care professionals
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