10-fold increase in dengue fever in Baguio City, Philippines

The municipality of Baguio has registered 283 cases of dengue fever, or almost 10 times the number for the same time period last year. Warm weather and frequent rains have maintained the mosquito population at a time when dengue fever should be declining.

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All travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.

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