Dengue fever is present in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

So far, there have been approximately 300 cases of dengue fever reported in the country in what appears to be an increasing trend. There may be many more unreported cases since counting and reporting may be hampered by lack of local access to health care, and many persons with mild illness may not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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