Dengue fever is concern in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

So far 17 people have tested positive for dengue in Bhopal; 2 have died. Health authorities have asked the public to continue the drive to clean up breeding spots of the dengue-spreading mosquitoes. There may be many more unreported cases of dengue since counting and reporting cases may be hampered by lack of local access to health care, and many persons with mild illness may not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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