Dengue Fever China

by Wayne Ghesquiere on October 2, 2014

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Guangdong Province’s Department of Health has reported more than 13,400 cases of dengue fever so far this year primarily in the city of Guangzhou; the outbreak has yet to peak.

Travellers are recommended to practice daytime insect precautions.  There is no vaccine to prevent dengue fever.  Dengue fever mosquito’s are day time biters.

Travellers are advised to seek travel health advice prior to travelling abroad.  Nova Travel Medicine & Clinic will help ensure you are up to date on standard immunizations and educated on prevention methods for diseases such as dengue fever and chikungunya.  It is advised to seek a travel consultation 4-6 weeks prior to departure if possible.

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