Although dengue fever outbreaks have peaked in northern pacific islands, cases are still occurring

Although outbreaks of dengue fever appear to have peaked in the northern islands of the Pacific, in the state of Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia more than 900 cases were reported. In the Marshall Islands, 1,400 cases were recorded with only a few new cases being reported each day.

Although the risk of exposure to dengue fever appears to be decreasing, travellers to these areas can maintain a low risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever may not seek medical care and may not be reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community that are not reported.

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