Dengue fever cases are increasing in Tonga

The Wellington Ngu Hospital in Vava'u is reporting that the number of patients with dengue fever has doubled recently. The total number of cases is not reported.

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.

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