Health authorities are warning that Denpasar remains under threat from DHF, the frequently fatal form of the mosquito-borne disease [virus infection]. They say that while the official rainy season had ended, that did not mean dengue [virus]-carrying _Aedes aegypti_ mosquitoes were no longer a threat; 3 children have died of the disease in Denpasar this month [June 2010]. Sanglah Hospital, the chief treatment centre for serious cases, remains busy with dengue patients.
This season's dengue outbreak in Bali is the worst in years. Dengue mosquitoes, which generally bite during the day, breed in any still water, even small puddles and around houses where stagnant water is left unattended. They thrive in badly serviced and dirty urban environments.
Health authorities say the outbreak this year  is worse than usual because extended rains have left a lot of standing water around Denpasar. They have warned residents to make sure their houses and gardens are clean and free of water suitable for mosquito breeding.
They have also reminded people that dengue symptoms can
be confusing, since a characteristic of the disease is high fever followed
by an apparent return to normal temperature, or sub-normal temperature.
But this is when dengue is most dangerous because it can induce shock
and may indicate the onset of haemorrhagic fever. Children are especially
He said that while in normal seasons dengue cases reduced rapidly from May, this year , it looked likely that more cases would occur in coming weeks.