Major increases in dengue fever in Bulacan, Philippines

Health officials in the province of Bulacan have been reporting approximately 300 new cases of dengue fever every week. There have been 11 deaths. So far, there have been 4,482 registered cases, the highest number for any province in Central Luzon.

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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.

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