One of the most important health care tips for tourists in the Dominican Republic is to protect against insects, as they can transmit various diseases - from less serious cases to those who can ruin your entire vacation.
Mosquitoes are possible carriers of dengue fever, which is usually harmless. In some cases however it can be quite dangerous. The symptoms of dengue fever are headache and skin rashes. To reduce the possibility of becoming infected, you should wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts in the evenings and always have a strong insect repellent (with DEET) with you. These simple precautions will keep away from you the malarial mosquitoes.
|Health Advisory:||CDC: Center of Disease Control and Prevention - Dominican Republic|