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Managua (Nicaragua), Dengue Outbreak,
November 2013

On November 04, 2013 the Department of State announced the following message:

The U.S. Embassy in Managua informs U.S. citizens that on October 24, 2013 SINAPRED, the Nicaraguan disaster control agency, declared a “sanitary red alert" due to an increase in the number of people arriving at local hospitals with dengue fever and in the number of deaths of previously healthy young adults from dengue hemorrhagic fever. This message serves to remind U.S. citizens of the risk of dengue and steps to take to attempt to prevent contracting it.

The Nicaraguan Ministry of Health (MINSA) has reported 4,300 confirmed cases of dengue fever in Nicaragua. Dengue fever is a mosquito-transmitted illness, for which there is no vaccine, and no specific treatment. Dengue hemorrhagic fever is a rare, more severe and sometimes fatal form of the disease. MINSA has confirmed fifteen fatalities caused by dengue. For the latest information, you may visit the ministry’s website at

The Ministry of Health recommends eliminating sources of standing water, which form breeding grounds for mosquitoes. To further reduce the risk of contracting dengue, Nicaraguan officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend wearing clothing that exposes as little skin as possible and applying a repellent containing the insecticide DEET (concentration 30 to 35 percent) or Picaridin (concentration 20 percent or greater for tropical travelers). Because of the increased risk of dengue fever, the CDC recommends practicing preventative measures. If experiencing dengue-like symptoms, U.S. citizens residing in or visiting Nicaragua should contact the nearest health clinic or practitioner for evaluation and treatment. Dengue is diagnosed by a blood test that can be performed at any laboratory. There is no treatment for dengue except acetaminophen for the discomfort and plenty of liquids for hydration. The hemorrhagic form often requires hospitalization.

The U.S. Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens in Nicaragua monitor the situation through reporting in local newspapers and television and radio news.


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