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Public warned against dengue

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With four newly confirmed cases of dengue fever, the Centre for Health Protection has strongly advised the public to take the necessary precautions.

There have been 26 confirmed cases in 2016 as of April 7, all of which are imported, according to Hong Kong’s Information Services Department.

The patients had reportedly travelled to Indonesia and the Maldives during the incubation period, where they are believed to have contracted the disease.

People are urged to take anti-mosquito precautions especially when travelling overseas, and particularly in destinations across Southeast Asia, where the dengue virus is common.

While the mosquito-borne disease is very rare in Hong Kong, residents become increasingly prone to bites from April to September.

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