Dengue fever expected to worsen in Cambodia

During the first 5 months of this year, the number of reported dengue fever cases was almost double compared to last year. As the rainy season begins (May to October), health officials are warning that transmission of dengue fever will increase.

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Advice For Travellers

During the rainy season, the mosquito population is expected to increase resulting in an increased risk of exposure to the dengue fever virus. The risk will vary from place to place and may be high in some 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.