300 percent increase in dengue fever in Cambodia

Nationwide, reports of dengue fever increased by more than 300 per cent to 11,828 this year. More than 70 per cent of those who were infected were children aged 5 to 14, of whom 34 died.

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Advice For Travellers

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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