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Dengue in Asia - update 1

16 Nov 2022

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reports continued transmission of dengue fever in Asian countries.

The following countries have reported cases from 1 January 2022 to 27 October 2022:

Afghanistan: 313 cases.

Bangladesh: 44 700 cases (118 deaths). The Cox’s Bazar area is particularly affected.

Cambodia: 7 229 cases (13 deaths).

China: 8 cases.

India: 63 280 cases (44 deaths).

Indonesia: 94 355 cases (853 deaths).

Laos: 28 365 cases (21 deaths).

Malaysia: 46 495 cases (28 deaths).

Maldives: 590 cases.

Nepal: 43 685 cases (52 deaths).

Oman: 76 cases.

Pakistan: 41 786 cases (84 deaths).

The Philippines: 173 233 cases (508 deaths).

Singapore: 29 305 cases.

Sri Lanka: 50 592 cases.

Taiwan: 20 cases.

Thailand: 22 858 cases.

Timor-Leste/East Timor: 5 480 cases (57 deaths).

Vietnam: 224 771 cases (92 deaths).

Dengue fever is an infection found in tropical and subtropical climates worldwide. It is spread by mosquito bites and can cause a severe flu-like illness.  

There is no vaccine against dengue licensed in the UK. 

Advice for Travellers

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.