Dengue fever is widespread in India

There is extensive transmission of dengue fever all over India this year. Districts throughout the country are reporting new cases of dengue, including 20 new patients in Jawahar, 10 infected people in Chandigarh and 120 cases in the Mohali district. Vadodara has also seen many people infected with dengue including 20 new cases and reports that the total number of infected people has risen to 1,252 this year.

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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. 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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