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Dengue Fever in Philippines (Update)

23 Apr 2014

As of 29 March 2014, a total of 15 374 cases of dengue fever have been recorded in the Philippines this year. The region worst affected is the National Capital where 1623 cases have been reported, with at least 300 cases identified in both Manila and Quezon City.

Advice for Travellers

Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, by covering up with clothing, the use of bite avoidance measures such as repellent and bed nets is advised. Elimination of breeding sites around hotel rooms/houses is advised for longer term stays.