dengue fever

Since August 26, 2014, Japan’s Ministry of Health has confirmed 80 locally acquired cases of dengue fever.  These are the first locally acquired cases since 1945, cases have mainly been reported from visitors to Yoyogi Park.  Yoyogi Park, Shinjuku  Central Park, and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden are currently closed.

Dengue fever is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito.  These mosquitoes are day time biters; there is no vaccine to prevent you from dengue fever.  Travellers are advised to practice daytime insect precautions.

It is recommended to seek travel health advise a minimum of 4-6 weeks before departure (if possible).  Travel consultations will cover all immunizations, precautions and education for a safe and healthy trip!  Contact the Nova Travel Medicine & Immunization Clinic.

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The World Health Organization has confirmed a significant increase of dengue fever cases in the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. There have been 195 confirmed cases of dengue in the Solomon Islands  and 69 confirmed cases of dengue in Tuvalu since January 2014. There is no vaccination to prevent dengue fever.  This type of mosquito is a daytime biter, travellers are advised to seek travel health advice to determine risk factors and how to use proper insect precautions.

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Dengue: French Polynesia

October 25, 2013

Since February 2013 French Polynesia’s Ministry of Health has documented 437 cases of Dengue Fever in Tahiti, 158 cases in Moorea, 20 cases in Bora Bora and 33 cases in Atoll Rangiroa. Travellers are advised to practice day time insect precautions.  To learn more about Dengue fever and what you can do to protect yourself […]

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Dengue: United States

August 30, 2013

The Florida Department of Health has reported 8 confirmed cases of locally acquired dengue fever since August 2013.  The cases of been reported in Martin, St.Lucie, and Miami-Dade counties. There are sporadic cases reported in central and southern Florida each year. Dengue Fever is not a vaccine preventable illness, travelers should be aware to use […]

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Dengue Fever: Kenya and Tanzania

July 23, 2013

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 […]

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Dengue Fever: Honduras

July 11, 2013

The Honduras’ Ministry of Health is reporting an average of 750 cases of dengue fever a week.  The epidemic has yet to peak, with approximately 8300 cases reported so far this year. The highest number of cases are reported in the departments of Olancho, Atlántida and Choluteca, and in the cities of Tegucigalpa and San […]

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Dengue Fever: Burma

July 4, 2013

Burma’s Ministry of Health has reported approximately 6500 cases of dengue fever so far this year.  The area’s of Burma that are most affected are Mon State and Ayeyarwady and Yangon regions. There is currently no vaccine to prevent Dengue Fever therefore it is important to be aware of insect precautions.  A consultation with a travel health professional 4-6 […]

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Dengue Fever: Costa Rica

July 4, 2013

According to Costa Rica’s Ministry of Health there are more than 700 cases of dengue fever occurring weekly.  The highest number of cases have been reported in the provinces of Puntarenasm Guanacaste, Heredia and Limon. The dengue mosquito is a day biting mosquito.  Travellers are advised to practice daytime insect precautions. For more information please […]

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Dengue Fever: Laos

June 21, 2013

The Laos’ Ministry of Health has reported an average incidence report of 1100 cases of Dengue Fever occurring weekly.  Travellers are advised to seek travel health advise prior to departure to learn about daytime insect precautions.

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Dengue Fever: Dominican Republic

May 10, 2013

Since January 2013,  the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Health has reported 3800 cases of Dengue Fever. The most affected areas of the Dominican are Santo Domingo and Santiago provinces and Distrito Nacional.   Travellers are advised to practice insect precautions.  There is no vaccine to protect against Dengue Fever; however travel clinics provide you with […]

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