Dengue in The Bahamas
This information is current
as of today, October 22, 2011 at 06:44 EDT
Released: September 15, 2011
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