Dengue fever cases surge om Central Visayas, Philippines

So far this year, reported cases of dengue fever have more than doubled in this region that includes the provinces of Bohol, Cebu and Siquijor and the three highly urbanized cities Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu, and Mandaue. More than 4,300 cases and 29 deaths have been registered.

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Advice For Travellers

The absence of reports from other provinces does not mean that there is no dengue fever transmission there. The risk of exposure will vary from place to place and may be high in many localities.

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.

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