Dengue fever in India - bi-weekly summary

The following states and localities in India are reporting continued transmission of dengue fever virus:

  • Odisha - Barbil, Ganjam, Dhenkanal and Cuttack (6 deaths)
  • Uttarakhand - Pathribagh (1 death)
  • Karnataka - Bangalore (6 deaths)
  • Tamil Nadu - Coimbatore (1 death)
  • Bihar - Patna and Saran
  • Maharashtra - statewide; triple number of cases compared to last year (2 deaths)
  • New Delhi - recent increses in number of infected people
  • Jharkhand - Jamshedpur
  • Madhya Pradesh - Bhopal
  • Telangana - Hyderabad

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Advice For Travellers

The absence of reports from other areas does not mean that there is no dengue fever transmission there. 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. The total reported number of infected people is relatively small. There may be significant underreporting of cases since 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.