Major decrease in dengue fever cases in Guangdong Province, China

In Guangdong Province, 18 cities have reported a total of 1,312 cases of dengue fever, with no deaths. The city of Chaozhou has reported most of the cases (1,162 cases).

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Advice For Travellers

While the risk for the general traveller is relatively low, 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.