Dengue fever causes widespread illness in the Philippines

Dengue fever has affected cities throughout the Philippines and is continuing to infect thousands of people with many dead. Health departments around the country are working on anti-dengue activities in areas such as Cebu City, Mandaue City, Paknaan, Tipolo, Casuntingan, Umapad, Pagsabungan, and Canduman.

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Advice For Travellers

The absence of reports from other areas 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 are reported.