Concerns for possible dengue fever epidemic in Delhi, India

Health officials are concerned that a dengue fever epidemic may be looming. Although the search for infected mosquitoes has not been thorough throughout the region, wherever officials have searched, the proliferation of mosquitoes that can carry the dengue virus is alarming.

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Advice For Travellers

Although the risk of exposure may be relatively low at present in this region, the situation can change rapidly and unexpectedly. All travellers 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 already be unreported cases in the community.