Dengue fever in Myanmar - summary report

This year, a total of 9,846 infected people have been have been recorded and 54 deaths have been attributed to dengue fever, expanding across all states and regions in the Myanmar. Dengue fever has been the highest this year in Yangon with 1717 infected people, Mandalay with 1359 infected people, and Ayeyarwady with 840 infected people.

This total number is a large decrease from 201 when there were over 50,000 cases of dengue fever recorded.

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Advice For Travellers

The absence of reports from other areas does not mean that there is no dengue fever transmission there. The risk of exposure will vary from place to place and may be high in many 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.

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