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Dengue Fever in Cambodia (Update 1)

25 July 2011

According to the National Dengue Control Programme NDCP, 4626 patients, primarily children, were hospitalised in the 1st 27 weeks of this year (2011), compared to 2888 in the same period last year (2010). Additionally, 23 had died, compared to 9 in the same period last year (2010). The most serious outbreaks are in Kampong Thom, Kampong Cham, Siem Reap, Kandal and Kampong Speu and Banteay Meanchey provinces.

(Via Healthmap - accessed 25/07/11)

Advice for Travellers

Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, by covering up and the use of bite avoidance measures such as repellent and bed nets is recommended. Elimination of breeding sites around hotel rooms/houses is advised for longer term stays.