Dengue fever expected to increase even more in Philippines

Health authorities have noted that reported cases of dengue fever are already 22 percent higher than last year (more than 66,000 cases nationwide so far). There have been 287 deaths. The most affected regions include Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon, followed by Northern Mindanao. With the onset of the rainy season, many more cases are expected.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure will vary from place to place and may be high in many localities, including tourist destinations.

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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