Deadly dengue fever in Cabatuan, Iloilo, Philippines

Dengue fever has caused 3 deaths in children ages 3 to 5 years in one week in Cabatuan. So far there have been 665 reported cases of dengue fever in the Province along with 6 deaths. The level of dengue is almost twice what it was for the same time period last year. There may be many more unreported cases since counting and reporting may be hampered by lack of local access to health care, and many persons with mild illness may not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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