Dengue fever is spreading fast in Kerala, India

Dengue fever is reported to be spreading fast in the city of Kottayam, where there have been 2 deaths in the past 2 days. More than 38 people have been hospitalized for this illness.

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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