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What You Should Know About Dengue Fever:
Travelers may acquire dengue fever, a potentially life-threatening viral illness, during visits to tropical and subtropical countries. Dengue is transmitted by the bite of infective Aedes mosquitos which are found primarily in urban areas.

This disease occurs in most of tropical Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Caribbean Islands, Central and South America, and Africa. There is generally greater risk in urban areas and less risk of dengue in rural areas and at altitudes above 1500 meters (4500 feet).

To protect against diseases carried by biting insects, the CDC recommends using an insect repellent containing a minimum of 20 to 30% DEET that is effective for several hours AND treating your clothing with permethrin that is effective through at least 6 washings. Treating exposed skin with Ultrathon and treating your clothing with Duration 0.5% Ready-to-use Permethrin will provide nearly 100% protection against contracting Dengue Fever and other vector born diseases.