Dengue fever infections in Guangdong Province, China, near 40,000 cases

Hundreds of new infections with dengue fever are reported daily in Guangdong Province as the total number of cases so far is nearly 40,000, most of whom (33,400) have been registered in the city of Guangzhou.

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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