Dengue continues to be present in some islands in the Caribbean region, with just one country being removed from the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s list (CDC) in its latest travel health notice for the Americas.
The CDC in an update on March 2, 2021, states dengue is an ongoing risk in many parts of Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. It says travellers to areas of risk should protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites.
A Watch Level One remains in effect. The list now contains 20 countries that have reported higher than usual numbers of dengue cases and travellers visiting these countries may be at increased risk.
The Caribbean countries which continue to be on the list include:
- Dominican Republic
- French Guiana
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Martin
- St Vincent and the Grenadines
- Turks and Caicos Islands
A Watch Level One means travellers should practice usual precautions for the destination. Martinique was recently removed from the list.