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Dengue made it on to Sophie’s travel itinerary

Sophie contracted dengue fever when she was 15 years old while visiting the Bahamas. She was informally diagnosed with dengue by a doctor based on her symptoms and the high likelihood as there was a local epidemic at the time. Sophie became very ill (as is the case with about 5% of people who have symptomatic dengue)1 and her experience has changed the way she now travels. To ease her concerns about getting dengue again, she is now more aware of, and takes, protective measures when travelling to an area of risk.


This video features real individuals sharing their experiences with dengue. The video reflects a patient’s specific experience and is not intended to represent those of a typical patient. Given the nature of dengue, symptoms and experiences will vary.


  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available at: Accessed March 2024.