Officals concerned that dengue epidemic may be in progress in Papua New Guinea

In the past 3 months, at least 160 cases of dengue fever have been diagnosed at a local hospital. Two people have died, while 78 were critically ill cases due to haemorrhagic complications and acute kidney failure.

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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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