Both dengue fever and chikungunya viruses are circulating in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Infected mosquitoes are transmitting both the dengue fever and chikungunya viruses at the same time in the city of Bengaluru (Bangalore). So far, there have been 719 confirmed cases of dengue and 202 cases of chikungunya.

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Advice For Travellers

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