Both dengue and chikungunya viruses circulating in Pune, India

The Pune Municipal Corporation is reporting at least 225 people infected with the chikungunya virus and 800 persons infected with the dengue fever virus. New cases are occurring every day.

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Advice For Travellers

All travellers to areas where these viruses are active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue or chikungunya infections 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.