Increased dengue fever transmission in Laos

Several thousand people infected with dengue fever have been registered nationwide this year. There have been 10 deaths. More cases have been detected in 2016 than during the same time period from 2014 to 2015.

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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.