Dengue fever is increasing in Samoa

The number of suspected dengue fever cases increased by 180 cases in just one week to reach a total of 238 cases so far. There have been 4 deaths reported.

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Advice For Travellers

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.