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Dengue Fever in Philippines

28 Apr 2015

Between January - March 2015, a total of 19 946 cases of dengue fever have been recorded nationally in the Philippines. The worst affected region is Calabarzon in southern Luzon, just south and west of Metro Manila with 3778 cases reported.

Advice for Travellers

Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, is recommended. Bite avoidance measures include: covering up with clothing, the use of insect repellent and bed nets impregnated with insecticide. Reduction of mosquito breeding sites around hotel rooms/homes is advised for longer term stays.