Dengue Fever: Kenya and Tanzania

by Wayne Ghesquiere on July 23, 2013

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As previously reported there have been an increase of Dengue fever reported from Kenya over the past several years with 6 cases reported in 2012.  A recent outbreak was reported in Angola, and in 1 case reported in Tokyo from a male traveller who had been a volunteer worker in Mombasa. The CDC Kenya is monitoring the situation.

The Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare reported a dengue outbreak in Dar es Salaam on June 14, 2013, data has not been provided; further investigations are required.

Dengue Fever is not a vaccine preventable disease.  Travellers are advised to seek travel health advise prior to departure to learn more on Dengue and how they can protect themselves from insect bites.  Travellers should also ensure all vaccines are up to date.

 

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