Early spread of dengue fever in Cambodia

A major increase in reported cases of dengue fever has been observed even before the start of the the wet season when transmission of the virus usually increases. The number of infected people is almost 4 times the number recorded last year at this time. There have been 4 deaths.

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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.