Dengue fever in Myanmar is twice as bad as last year

There are more than 10,000 people infected with dengue fever so far, almost doubling the number of infections reported in the same time period as last year. There have been 60 deaths. Yangon is one of the most affected areas.

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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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