Local transmission of dengue fever in Guangdong, China

So far this year, there have been 739 reported cases of dengue fever in Guangdong Province. Of these, 665 people acquired their infection from local mosquitoes. The most affected municipality is Chaozhou (642 cases), followed by Zhongshan, Foshan, Guangzhou, Dongguan, and Jiangmen.

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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.