Dengue fever reports in Philippines are greater than last year

In 2015, nationwide, there were at least 200,000 people infected with dengue fever virus, and nearly 600 of them died. This year, the number of infected people is already greater (by 16 percent) than last year. So far 422 people have died.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure will vary from place to place and may be high in many localities.

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.

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