Dengue fever outbreak declared in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India

An outbreak of dengue has been reported from Kasba Bavda area in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India, with 10 laboratory-confirmed cases in a week. The outbreak is likely to be a result of excess humidity, high temperatures and household stored water that provides breeding grounds for the mosquitoes that transmit dengue fever.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure to dengue fever in India 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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