Dengue fever is increasing quickly in New Delhi, India

In the past week, there were almost 3,100 new cases of dengue reported in the nation's capital. The total number of cases has suddenly surpassed 10,600 registered cases. Thirty people have died. Officials are describing this outbreak as the worst in the past 6 years.

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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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