Dengue fever continues to escalate in Guangdong Province, China

Guangdong Province has now recorded almost 19,000 cases of dengue fever, with more than 80 percent of the cases reported from the city of Guangzhou. The epidemic keeps increasing rapidly, and any 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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