Dengue fever continues to be a health risk in Southeast Asian and Pacific nations

Dengue fever cases and outbreaks continue to be reported from the following countries/areas:

  • Indonesia (Bali) - at the end of 2013, 5,870 cases of dengue were reported. The most affected locality was Denpasar.
  • Singapore - at the end of 2013, 22,094 cases of dengue fever were reported.
  • Malaysia - at the end of 2013, 39,222 cases and 87 deaths were reported.
  • Australia (Queensland) - at the end of 2013, there were cases of dengue fever reported in Cairns, Port Douglas and Maillo.
  • Fiji - at the end of 2013, 330 cases of dengue fever were reported. The most affected areas were Central, Western and Northern Divisions.
    Many cases of dengue fever are not reported. Counting and reporting cases may be difficult due to lack of local access to health care. Many persons with mild illness do not seek health care. 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.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever.

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