Health Alert: Dengue

Location: Countrywide

Event: Dengue is endemic throughout Southeast Asia, including Laos, and is a leading cause of febrile illness among travelers.  Risk of Dengue in Laos is present nationally and year-round.  Peak transmission occurs during warmer and wetter months, usually from May to October.

Actions to Take:

  • Visit the CDC’swebsite for health information on Dengue and on Laos.
  • Consult a medical professional if you know you have been in direct contact with an infected person within the past three weeks and have symptoms of Dengue.