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Dengue Fever in the Philippines

05 Aug 2014

Dengue fever is an ongoing risk in the Philippines. In the Northern Mindanao region, as of 26 July 2014, 4150 cases and 15 deaths have been recorded. Cases are increasing in all provinces except Bukidnon. The worst affected provinces include: Misamis Oriental 606 cases, Bukidnon 532 cases; Cities most affected: Cagayan de Oro 1229 cases, Ozamiz City 281 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.