Dengue patients die in Papua New Guinea

Dengue fever has caused the deaths of 2 people in Port Moresby. Authorities report that the National Capital District is experiencing a rise in dengue fever cases. Cases have also occurred in the Western province towns of Daru and Kiunga.

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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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