Dengue fever in southeast Asia (update)

As of June 26th, the following countries have reported cases of dengue fever:

  • Australia - 792 cases
  • Cambodia - 4464 cases
  • Laos - 10,159 cases
  • Malaysia - 11,485 cases
  • Philippines - 57,895 cases
  • Singapore - 10,108 cases
  • Vietnam - 13,903 cases
  • New Caledonia - 10,318 cases
    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.

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