Dengue in Asia and the Western Pacific
30 Aug 2023
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports continued transmission of dengue in Asia and the Western Pacific region. The following countries have reported cases as of 17 August 2023:
Cambodia: 11 824 cases (32 deaths)
China: 104 cases
Laos: 16 413 cases (12 deaths)
Malaysia: 71 193 cases (49 deaths)
Philippines: 80 318 cases (299 deaths)
Singapore: 5 567 cases
Vietnam: 57 698 cases (14 deaths)
Australia: 490 cases
New Caledonia: 4 cases
Pacific Island Countries continuing to report “dengue-like illness” include Fiji, New Caledonia, Palau, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Wallis and Futuna
Advice for Travellers
Dengue is an infection spread by mosquito bites and can cause a severe flu-like illness.
The mosquitoes which transmit dengue bite during the day, between dawn and dusk. They are particularly persistent and aggressive.
If you are travelling to an affected region, you are potentially at risk of dengue fever and should be aware of this infection.
- You can protect yourself by avoiding mosquito bites at all times.
If you develop a high temperature (fever) either during or after travelling to an affected area, you should seek medical advice as soon as possible and give details of your recent travel history.
For further information see the dengue fever page.