Dengue fever cases in northern Mindanao, Philippines

So far this year, there have been more than 3,000 dengue fever cases registered in the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur. There have been at least a dozen deaths. The number of reported cases continues to increase.

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.