American Samoa has dengue fever outbreak

In the past 6 weeks, there have been 122 cases of dengue fever, along with 3 deaths. The most affected area is Tuala-tai.

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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.