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Dengue Fever in Philippines

01 Dec 2014

As of 4 November 2014, 73 815 cases of dengue fever have been recorded nationally in the Philippines. The worst affected regions include: Northern Mindanao 7627 cases, Calabarzon 7627 cases, Davao Region 6694 cases, Central Visayas 6661 cases, Caraga 6276 cases and National Capital Region 3868 cases.

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.