Dengue fever in Southeast Asia

In Thailand, through mid-November, a total of 111,825 cases have been reported from 77 provinces, and 108 people have died. The most affected areas include Rayong, Petchburi, Rachaburi, Uthaithani and Prachinburi.

In Malaysia, 102,801 infected people have been reported along with 283 deaths.

In the Philippines, as of mid-October, there were 124,728 people suspected of being infected with dengue virus. A total of 374 people have died.

In Singapore, slightly more than 9,000 cases of dengue were reported.

In Laos, 1,641 infected people were registered.

In Cambodia, as of mid-October, there were 12,218 cases of dengue, including 34 deaths.

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Advice For Travellers

These countries are experiencing major increases in dengue fever cases this year. 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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