Dengue deaths reported in North Cotabato, Philippines

There have been 7 deaths due to dengue among the more than 1,500 reported cases in this province from January to August 15 this year. The municipality of Midsayap reported the largest number followed by Tulunan town and by Kidapawan City.

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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.