Dengue fever concerns in Maguindanao Province, Philippines

Health authorities are urging the local population to intensify mosquito control measures after 6 of the more than 400 reported cases of dengue fever have died.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure will vary from place to place in this province 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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