Dengue fever is increasing in the Philippines

To date, the number of reported cases of dengue fever nationwide has reached almost 93,000 with 269 deaths. The most affected regions include the Cagayan Valley; Cordillera Administrative Region; Metro Manila; Central Luzon; Calabarzon; Ilocos Region; Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao; and Central Visayas.

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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.