Dengue Fever Among U.S. Travelers Returning from the Dominican Republic -- Minnesota and Iowa, 2008

Neitzel, D.; Fisher, Rebecca; Crimmings, K.; Brend, S.; Hobson, M.; Perez-Guerra, C. L.; Zielinski-Gutierrez, E.; Staples, J. E.
June 2010
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;6/4/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 21, p654
The article discusses the prevalence of dengue fever. It states that 33 missionaries who travelled to Dominican Republic were investigated and 42% were found to be positive with Dengue serologically and symptomatically. The article explains that missionaries who travel to Dominican Republic to provide humanitarian services or to spend leisure time are at risk due to staying outdoors and the type of their lodgings. According to the article, the incidences point to the need to disseminate information related to dengue prevention measures to travelers.


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