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Urgent Call for Dengue Fever Vaccinations for Tourists Visiting Bali

The regional government of Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali is urging foreign tourists visiting the island to receive vaccinations for dengue fever amid a rise in dengue cases in the country.

Gusti Ayu Raka Susanti, the Acting Head of Disease Prevention and Control (P2P) at the Bali Health Agency, emphasized that while dengue vaccines are not currently mandatory nationwide, it is strongly recommended for tourists to receive them. This precautionary measure aims to ensure their well-being while traveling, particularly when visiting areas with a high prevalence of dengue fever.

“The dengue fever vaccinations are highly suggested, not only for tourists but also for all Balinese people, so they can protect themselves from dengue infections,” added the Bali health official.

The increasing number of dengue fever cases throughout Indonesia has sparked concerns about its prevalence in Bali. Although the Bali regional government does not have precise data on the number of tourists affected by dengue fever, the overall incidence rate in the province remains alarmingly high.

Just from January to April of this year, there have been a total of 4,177 reported cases and five fatalities due to dengue fever.

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