Dengue Fever: Global Update

by Wayne Ghesquiere on January 15, 2013

Dengue Fever is the most common viral disease spread by a mosquito bite. Outbreaks have become more and more frequent as 40% of the worlds population live in dengue risk zones. Dengue is widespread amoungst parts of Central and South America, the Carribean, South and Southeast Asia, Western, Eastern and Central Africa and Oceania. There is no vaccine against Dengue Fever.  Travellers are recommended by the Public Health Agency of Canada to use insect precautions when travelling to risk areas. Please see Protection against Bites and plan ahead for consultation with a travel nurse!

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