Dengue fever in Kerala State, India

More than 100 suspected cases of dengue fever have been reported in Kothamangalam this month. The most affected areas include Kanjirakkunnu, Punnekkad, Palamattom, Veliyechal and Nadukaani in Keerampara panchayath; Mamalakkandam, Vadattupara, and Thatte.

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Advice For Travellers

The absence of reports does not mean that there is no dengue fever transmission in other states or areas. 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 may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.

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