Number of dengue cases lower this year in Western Visayas Region, Philippines

So far this year, there have been 1,083 dengue cases recorded in Region 6, slightly fewer that the same time period last year. Region 6 includes the provinces of Capiz, Antique, Iloilo, Aklan and Guimaras.

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Advice For Travellers

Although there has been a slight decrease in the number of reported cases, travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can still 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.