Cases, deaths and outbreaks due to dengue fever reported in various countries in Asia (update)

Cases*, deaths and outbreaks due to dengue fever have been reported in the following countries in Asia:

India, national – more than 12,000 cases; 77 deaths; Increasing trend

  • New Delhi: 558 cases; 3 deaths

  • Bihar: 100 cases: 4 deaths; Increasing trend

  • West Bengal

  • Kolkata: 60 deaths

  • Haryana

  • Gurgaon: 994 cases; 1 death; Increasing trend

  • Kerala

  • Thrissur District: 135 cases; Increasing trend

  • Punjab

  • Ludhiana Area: 275 cases; Increasing trend

  • Maharashtra: 8,370 cases; 18 deaths

  • Mumbai City: 504 cases; 3 deaths

  • Odisha: 1,700 cases; 4 deaths; Increasing trend

  • Ganjam District: 368; Increasing trend Odisha state)

  • Tamil Nadu

  • Chennai: 74 cases

China

  • Guangdong: 97 cases; Increasing trend

Malaysia, national – 17,066 cases; 27 deaths

Note: Due to incomplete reporting, lack of access to health care in some areas, and the fact that many persons with dengue fever may not seek medical care and be reported to health authorities, there may be many more cases in the community than are reported.

Travellers to these areas can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever.

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