Dengue Fever – CDC Advisory Alert

Increased Potential for Dengue Infection in Travelers Returning from International and Selected Domestic Areas

Summary: Dengue virus transmission has been increasing to epidemic levels in many parts of the tropics and subtropics.  Travelers to these areas are at risk of acquiring dengue virus and developing dengue fever (DF) or the severe form of the disease, dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF).  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strongly advises that health care providers in the United States should: 1) consider DF an