Dengue Fever in Mexico (Update)
15 Apr 2013
New cases of dengue fever continue to be reported in Mexico. During the first quarter of the year (2013), 3560 cases were recorded nationally.
The worst affected state is Quintana with 325 cases.
Advice for Travellers
Mexico is a popular tourist destination and travellers should be aware of the risk of dengue fever. Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, by covering up with clothing, the use of bite avoidance measures such as repellent and bed nets is advised. Elimination of breeding sites around hotel rooms/houses is advised for longer term stays.