Increase in dengue infections lead to 40 deaths this year in Bali, Indonesia

A major increase in the number of people infected with dengue fever virus has led to the deaths of 40 people. A total of 7,794 infected people have been reported in first four months of this year.

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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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