Dengue fever alert in Maldives

Two people have died from dengue fever, but the total number of cases is not reported. Schools have been closed until further notice. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) issued a dengue alert earlier in June.

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Advice For Travellers

Dengue fever transmission peaks from June to August of each year in this country. 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.