Dengue fever deaths in New Delhi are increasing

The death of a policeman due to dengue fever brings the total number of dengue fever deaths to 31 this year. There have been almost 9,500 cases of this infection reported so far. There were slightly more than 1,800 new cases in just a 5 day period.

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Advice For Travellers

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 may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.