Dengue fever and Chikungunya are increasing in Karnataka, India

Both dengue fever and chikungunya cases are increasing in Bengaluru. The total number of confirmed cases of dengue is now 3,919 cases, but cases of chikungunya have reached 1,583 cases, more than double the number last year.

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Advice For Travellers

All travellers to areas where both the dengue fever and chikungunya fever viruses are active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with these infections do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases of both diseases in the community than the reports indicate.