Dengue and chikungunya fever cases increasing in Chennai, India

Physicians are reporting an increase in both dengue and chikungunya fever cases in out patient departments of hospitals in Chennai. The exact number of cases is not reported. The rainy season has increased the mosquito population in the area. Travellers to areas where both the chikungunya and dengue fever viruses are active can reduce their risk of exposure to these viruses by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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