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Dengue Fever in China (Update)

27 Oct 2014

The dengue fever outbreak in Guangdong province is ongoing.  As of 23 October 2014,  a total of 39 919 cases have been recorded. The majority of cases (33 385) have been reported from Guangzhou, the provincial capital. The municipality of Foshan  has reported 3289 cases. Dengue fever cases have been identified in 20 out of 21 prefectures in Guangdong province.

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.