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Old 22-10-2011, 06:16   #1
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Dengue fever in Bahamas

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Dengue in The Bahamas
This information is current as of today, October 22, 2011 at 06:44 EDT

Released: September 15, 2011

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The government of the Bahamas issued a public service advisory announcing heightened dengue activity in New Providence. This island is the most populous and includes the city of Nassau. As a result, the US Embassy in Nassau issued an emergency message for US citizens in the Bahamas related to dengue.

In August, the Ministry of Health reported that more than 100 cases were being reported daily. Approximately 1,000 cases of dengue-like symptoms had been reported as of August 9. Mosquito bite prevention measures, such as fogging and communication campaigns, are under way in densely populated areas.

Dengue in The Bahamas - Travelers' Health - CDC
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Re: Dengue fever in Bahamas

Another good reason to stay away from Nassau.
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Re: Dengue fever in Bahamas

the map shows areas of danger for dengue--is every tropical and subropical area inclusive of louisiana and florida, mexico, all the islands-- so if you plan on not sailing in dengue-land, we will all have much more room to sail.
there is no vaccine. use your repellants and mosquito netting.
gord--please repost that map from cdc.
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