Major increase in dengue fever in Baguio, Philippines

The number of people infected with the dengue fever virus has increased 5 times in Baguio, a popular tourist destination. The most affected local areas include Atab, Aurora Hill, City Camp, Engineer’s Hill, Irisan, Loakan, Lucban, Pinsao, and Quirino Hill. Many more cases are expected with the rainy season.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever.

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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