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Dengue fever cases 'on the rise' in England

The number of travellers returning to England with a nasty viral illness is on the rise, new figures show.

Between 2012 and 2013, officials saw a 58% increase in the number of holidaymakers suffering with Dengue fever on their return home.

The number of travellers returning to England with a nasty viral illness is on the rise, new figures show.

Last year there were 541 cases reported in people returning from dengue-affected countries - compared to 343 in 2012, Public Health England said.

Dengue is a viral infection spread by mosquitoes and symptoms include a severe flu-like illness, fever, headache, muscle ache, rash, nausea and vomiting.

A spokesman said that most cases were reported in travellers to India and Thailand.