Dengue Situation in Western Pacific Region (Update)
08 Dec 2016
On the 15 November 2016 the World Health Organisations Western Pacific Region reportedon the dengue fever situation in the Western Pacific Region.
As of 31 October 2016, China has reported 1840 cases of dengue in 2016. This figure is lower than the number of cases reported during the same period in 2015.
In early November 2016 the number of dengue cases was 1373 and the cumulative number of cases in 2016 (91879) is lower than that reported during the same period in 2015.
As of 20 August 2016, the Philippines have reported a cumulative total of 101401 suspected cases of dengue for 2016, including 422 deaths. This is 16% higher than that reported during the same period in 2015.
In early November 2016 there were 86 dengue cases reported in Singapore. The cumulative number of cases in 2016 is 12525 and is 42.5% higher than that reported during the same period of 2015.
From 1 January to 17 May 2016 Cambodia has reported 1771 cases of dengue and 4 deaths.
As of 28 October Lao has reported a cumulative total of 4658 cases of dengue with 10 deaths reported in 2016. The number of cases is higher than the same time period in 2015.
As of 31 August 2016 Vietnam has reported a cumulative total of 63504 cases of dengue including 20 deaths. The cumulative number of cases has increased by 97% compared to the same period in 2015.
As of 31 October 2016 Australia has reported 1930 laboratory confirmed dengue cases in 2016.. The number of cases reported is following seasonal trends (2011-2015).
As of mid October 2016 a total of 22 confirmed dengue cases were reported in French Polynesia.
Papua New Guinea
Between 1 January to 6 November 2016, 80 imported cases of dengue with travel history to Papua New Guinea were reported by Queensland Health (Australia).
In October 2016, 19 dengue cases were reported, and the number of cases has been decreasing since June 2016.
Advice for Travellers
All travellers to endemic regions are potentially at risk of dengue fever and should be aware of this infection. Prevention relies on avoiding mosquito bites.
Further inforation can be found here: Dengue Fever.