Concern over dramatic increase in dengue fever in Quezon City, Philippines

Reported cases of dengue fever have nearly tripled this year in Quezon City where authorities fear there will be an epidemic of this infection. So far there have been almost 4,300 cases with 27 deaths.

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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.