Dengue fever in Asia (update)

Singapore - 7,000 cases
Philippines -

  • Iloilo - 743 cases; 6 deaths
    Viet Nam -

  • Phu Yen - 536 cases
    Pakistan -

  • Sindh (Karachi) - 113 cases, 11 cases in the past 2 days
    India -

  • Kerala (Kottayam) - 700 patients treated in past 4 weeks
    Sri Lanka - 11,793 suspected cases reported through April 2013

There may be many more unreported cases since counting and reporting may be hampered by lack of local access to health care, and many persons with mild illness may not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever.

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