Deaths due to dengue fever in Tamil Nadu, India

Of the 95 people with severe dengue fever admitted to the Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital, 9 people from the three districts of Tirunelveli, Tuticorin and Kanyakumari died from their infections.

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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