Dengue Fever - number of cases increasing in Iloilo City, Philippines

Health officials have reported 7 deaths and 529 reported cases of dengue fever during the first five months of 2012. This represents a significant increase compared to last year at this time.

Travellers to this area can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever may not seek medical care and may not be reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community that are not reported.

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

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