Dengue fever season hits India

Dengue fever cases are being reported by various states, including Delhi (more than 120 cases with 2 deaths), Gujarat (730 cases; Ahmedabad is an affected municipality), Maharashtra (786 cases with 1 death; Mumbai and Thane are affected municipalities) and Telangana (259 cases with at least 1 death).

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Advice For Travellers

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.