Dengue fever deaths in Laos

Dengue fever is wide spread during the rainy season (9 deaths among 2,300 confirmed cases nationwide). The most affected provinces include Champassak, Borikhamxay and Saravan. Reported cases in the city of Vientiane have decreased.

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Advice For Travellers

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.