Bali advises foreign tourists to get dengue fever jabs amid rising cases

JAKARTA (Xinhua): Indonesia's Bali regional government has called on foreign tourists in the resort island to get dengue jabs as the dengue fever cases are currently increasing in the country.

Bali Health Agency's Acting Head of Disease Prevention and Control (P2P), Gusti Ayu Raka Susanti, said on Saturday that dengue vaccines were not yet to be a national mandatory but tourists were adviced to get the jabs just to ensure they would remain healthy during traveling, particularly when they entered endemic areas.

"The dengue fever vaccinations are highly suggested, not only for tourists, but also all Balinese people, so that they can protect themselves from dengue infections," she said as quoted by local media.

Concerns over dengue high fever in Bali come up following an increasing rate of cases nationwide in Indonesia.

Although the Bali regional government does not have any specific data on the number of tourists exposed to dengue fever, the overall dengue fever rate in the province has been quite high, with a total of 4,177 cases and five deaths from January to April this year. - Xinhua

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Aseanplus News

Lao tourism ministry calls for stronger promotion in target markets
Apple wins legal battle in China over app store fees
Singaporean TikToker’s ‘I miss you’ finger gestures picked up by K-pop idols
Child dies after being left on school bus during summer heat
Ministry backs effort to get Indonesian seniors working again
Chiang Mai officials expand hunt for escaped kangaroo
Sze Fei-Izzuddin smash their way into last eight in Singapore�
Most Asian assets fall on dollar strength; US inflation data in focus
Tech war: Huawei races to fill void left by Nvidia in China, with home-grown chips becoming popular components in ‘AI boxes’
South Korea presses ahead with medical school admissions hike despite trainee doctor strike

Others Also Read