What is Dengue?

Dengue fever is an unpleasant viral infection spread by bites from infected Aedes mosquitoes. These mosquitoes are most active during daylight hours.

Just one bite from a dengue carrying mosquito could potentially result in illness and even hospitalisation.

The incidence of dengue has increased dramatically worldwide, from around 500,000 in 2000 to over 5 million in 2019. About half of the world’s population is now at risk

Dengue fever is common throughout the tropics, including the Caribbean, South and Central America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

With the rise in global temperatures, sporadic outbreaks have been reported in Europe including France, Greece and Spain, and can be expected to increase.

Any traveller who visits an area that has a risk of dengue fever, is at risk of contracting it. You can however, now be vaccinated to prevent Dengue. QDenga is a new travel vaccine that can prevent dengue fever.



Fevers usually occur between 4 and 10 days after being bitten, and usually last for 2-7 days. Therefore, you may start to feel ill when you are back home after your trip.

Dengue can sometimes be asymptomatic but some of the common symptoms are:
  • Fever
  • Severe headache
  • Joint and Muscle pain
  • Rashes
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Pain behind the eyes
Warning signs indicating severe dengue infection may include:
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Rapid breathing
  • Fatigue and restlessness
  • Persistent vomiting and blood in vomit or stool
  • Bleeding in the gums and nose
To minimise your risk
  • Use a recommended insect repellent containing either Picaridin, DEET, PMD or OLE (oil of lemon eucalyptus), IR3535 or 2-undecanone
  • Wear appropriate clothing (e.g loose fitting long-sleeved clothes, long trousers, socks and shoes) to minimise exposed skin
  • Use insecticide-treated mosquito nets if you are sleeping or resting in accommodation that is not air-conditioned or sleeping outdoors during the day or night
Ages (Years)4+yrs
Doses Required2
Schedule 0,3 months
Boost required atNA

The Dengue Vaccination csots £170 if you buy the full course of two vaccines together at the first appointment, or £90 per dose (2 doses = £180) if purchased separately.

Remedi appointments are as easy as 1, 2, 3

Book your FREE

Before you travel you will need to book your free travel health consultation to assess what advice, vaccinations and malaria prevention you might need for your travel destination.

Attend your personalised risk assessment

During the 20 minute health appointment, our specially trained healthcare professionals will advise on any vaccinations and antimalarials you need for your travels.

Get advice, vaccinations /antimalarials you may require

Receive any vaccinations & antimalarials you may need for your travels, as well as up-to-date advice to help you stay healthy on your trip.

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Vaccinations are a quick, effective and safe way to protect yourself against diseases that can damage your health.

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