Dengue fever increasing in northern Mindanao, Philippines

So far this year, dengue fever has increased in northern Mindanao. There have been 11,437 reported dengue cases. Cagayan de Oro City had the highest number of cases (5,672 cases) with the province of Misamis Oriental having the next highest number.

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.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever.

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