Dengue fever in Fujian Province, China

Transmission of the dengue fever virus is reported from Fujian Province, where 63 infected people have been identified. Half of these cases reside int he city of Fizhou.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure for the general traveller is probably low, but the risk may vary from place to place and may be high in many localities in this province.

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.