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Dengue outbreak in DR?

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Dengue outbreak in DR?

will visit Punta Cana with family in mid december, with a 3yr old boy. is the recent Dengue outbreak a problem? Thanks a lot

dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2013/9/13/48938/…

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1. Re: Dengue outbreak in DR?

no, it is no ouitbreak.

what you linked to is just a short note about the usual report about Dengue, which is in this country Always present.

if treated properly right away dengue is not deadly, but sadly not everyone has proper medical care at hand and often people wait too long before they bring specially children and elderly persons to a doctor.

but we have no special outbreak.

the actual standing is on 63 deads this year so far, which is ranking very far behind other deadly deseases like for example the Flu.

the reposrt shows so far zero deads on the East/Altagracia Province/Punta Cana, even that we of course also have cases, but again, treated properly and on time it is usually not ending fatal.

MIke

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2. Re: Dengue outbreak in DR?

typical symptoms are very high fever and strong stommack pain, with those 2 symptoms together a person should consult a Doctor/Hospital right away. it is very important to stay hydrated as dengue dries out the body which is shown by the high fever coming along with it.

Mike

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3. Re: Dengue outbreak in DR?

Also is very easy to treat as is only paracetamol IVs

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4. Re: Dengue outbreak in DR?

Best way to prevent. Use Ode de DEET (at least 25%DEET) as your perfume or cologne of choice.

BObK

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5. Re: Dengue outbreak in DR?

Very true Bob

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6. Re: Dengue outbreak in DR?

Thanks very much for the kind inputs guys. Traveling with young toddler and seniors so have to be careful. Look forward to the trip to DR!

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7. Re: Dengue outbreak in DR?

What about Cholera? There are some info on CDC and public health of Canada. I hope it is not a problem as well. Will stay at the Paradisus Punta Cana and only in the resort... Thanks

…cdc.gov/travel/…cholera-dominican-republic

phac-aspc.gc.ca/tmp-pmv/…

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8. Re: Dengue outbreak in DR?

Kev, as it says in the article, most travelers are at low risk - I would say, in my opinion only, that is even a lower to nil risk, being on a resort in PC. Drink only bottled water in your room, use bottled only for brushing your teeth. Wash your hands often, as would be usual practice. The ice and water in the bars/restaurants will be purified, and potable water is used for cooking...you'll be fine - enjoy your trip :D

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