How to Prevent Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever Illustration

What is Dengue Fever?

Dengue fever is a disease caused by viruses that are spread through the bite of infected mosquitoes.

Is the vaccine available in the USA?

No. The vaccine is not currently approved for U.S. travelers who are visiting and who are not living in an area where dengue is common. Preventing dengue is crucial for staying healthy and avoiding the spread of the disease. Whether through vaccination or mosquito bite prevention, take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your loved ones.

How can I prevent it?

If you’re planning to travel to an area where dengue is common, it’s important to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites, such as using insect repellent and wearing protective clothing. It’s important to note that Aedes mosquitoes can bite during both day and night, so take precautions at all times.

Risk Map

To prevent while traveling, it’s important to take preventative measures in affected areas. These include using insect repellent, wearing long-sleeved clothing, and staying in air-conditioned or screened-in accommodations. It’s also important to be aware of the symptoms, such as fever and headache, and seek medical attention if necessary. If you plan to travel to a region where dengue fever is prevalent, book a consultation to discuss preventative measures and treatment options. Taking these steps can help ensure a healthy and safe trip.