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Friday, September 7, 2012

Dengue around the world, latest CDC Update - Sept 7th 2012

What is the Current Situation?

Dengue virus is present in all tropical and many subtropical areas worldwide. The mosquitoes that carry dengue bite most often in the morning and evening and during hot, wet times of the year. However, they can bite and spread infection all year long and at any time of day.
For up-to-date, country-specific information on dengue, see the Dengue MapExternal Web Site Icon on the CDC website.

Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands

As of August 2012, cases of probable dengue continue to occur in Mogadishu, Somalia. As of May 2012, probable dengue cases have been reported in eastern Kenya, and dengue cases have been confirmed in Mandera, Kenya. The Kenyan Ministry of Health and local health officials have been working with local hospitals and clinics to monitor the situation.

South Pacific and Southeast Asia

An outbreak of dengue in the Federated States of Micronesia resulted in more than 1,200 cases and two deaths from September 2011 to April 2012. Starting in July 2012, cases have increased on Yap Main Island. Cases of probable dengue are also being reported in the Yap Outer Islands.Confirmed dengue cases have been reported in US travelers returning from destinations in Asia, specifically the Philippines and Thailand.
Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka, and Thailand are among the countries reporting dengue activity in 2012. Australia also continues to report sporadic dengue activity in areas of northern Queensland. For more information about dengue reports, visit the World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Regional OfficeExternal Web Site Icon and theWHO South-East Asia Regional OfficeExternal Web Site Icon websites.

The Americas and the Caribbean

In 2012, dengue cases have been reported in most countries in Latin America. Confirmed dengue cases have been reported in US travelers returning from Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico..

Middle East

Dengue activity is reported occasionally throughout the Middle East, including areas popular with travelers such as Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Currently, dengue cases are being reported in Pakistan and Yemen.

Additional Information:

For more information about dengue and protection measures, see the following links:
For more information about dengue in travelers, see


  1. Your post have the information that is helpfull and very informative. I would like you to keep up the good work.


    1. Thanks Ian,
      Keep reading my blogs on travel health for more updates.
      You can also check my other travel health blog & website at www.travelsafeclinic.com