Dengue fever hits many cities in Caragua Region, Philippines

There have been at least 5,460 cases and 26 deaths in the Caraga Region. Affected cities include Agusan del Sur, Butuan City, Surigao del Sur, Bislig City, Agusan del Norte, Tangag City, Surigao del Norte, Surigao City, Buyugan City, Cabdbaran City, and Dinagat City. 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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