Dengue fever outbreak in Riau, Indonesia

In the last 2 months, an outbreak of dengue fever has claimed 3 lives and infected 213 people in several districts, including Bengkalis, Bantan, Siak Kecil and Bukit Batu. 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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