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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.

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.