Dengue fever season in India is underway

Although the number of reported cases nationwide is not particularly large, this infection is being reported now from many states, including Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Puducherry, and West Bengal.

Delhi is also reporting almost 1,000 cases including 2 possible death. A few cases have been reported from Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

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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.