Dengue fever increases dramatically au Negros Occidental, Philippines

Reports of people infected with dengue fever have almost tripled in Negros Occidental compared to last year. There have been 4 deaths. The most affected municipalities include Silay, San Carlos and Himamaylan.

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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.