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Delhi, India, expects major outbreak of dengue fever

So far, only a few people have been reported with dengue fever infections. However, during the next 3 months, there will be a major risk of exposure to this infection after the monsoon rains and the weather cools. Last year, the area recorded record high number of infected people.

Advice

The risk of exposure will vary from place to place and may be high in many localities.

All 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 will be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.

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