Dengue deaths in Zamboanga City, Philippines

Reported cases of dengue fever (457 infected people) increased in August compared to the same month last year. So far this year, there have been almost 2,000 infected people and 10 of them have died.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure will vary from place to place and may be high in many localities in the Philippines.

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.