Low level of dengue fever transmission in Guangzhou, China

There is some transmission of the dengue fever virus in Guangzhou where 2 locally infected people have been reported. Health authorities are advising the public to take preventive measures.


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.