Alarming increases in dengue fever in New Delhi, India

At least 639 new cases of dengue were reported on October 23 and 24. With these cases, the total so far this year has reached 14,246, the highest number since 1996. Forty people with dengue have died.

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All travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.

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