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Dengue Fever in Philippines

11 Dec 2012

Transmission of dengue fever virus is ongoing in Central Mandanao. Between January and November 2012, 3726 cases and 43 deaths were reported.

The worst affected municipalities include: North Cotabato (1235 cases), South Cotabato (825), General Santos City (767), Cotabato City (427), Sarangani (269) and Sultan Kudarat (203 cases).

Advice for Travellers

Travellers should be aware of the risk of dengue fever and be advised to use personal protection methods to avoid mosquito bites.