Dengue fever cases increase in June in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Since the beginning of the year, 286 cases of dengue fever have been reported in the capital of Bangladesh (Dhaka). More than half of these cases have been reported in June 2016.

Reported cases in Dhaka have been increasing for the last 10 years.

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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.