Dengue fever risk in Philippines

So far this year, there have been at least 55,000 reported cases of dengue fever with 168 deaths. The most affected ares include Calabarzon, Central Luzon, National Capital Region, Northern Mindanao, and the Cagayan Valley.

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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.