Dengue fever summary in India

There are widespread reports of people infected with dengue fever virus throughout most of India. The following states and localities are reporting continued transmission of the virus:

  • Punjab - municipalities of Amritsar, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Mohali District.
  • Uttarakhand - Dehradun District most affected.
  • Gujarat - municipality of Ahmedabad.
  • Uttar Pradesh - municipalities of Agra and Varanas, Ghaziabad District.
  • Bihar - Biharsharif District.
  • Telangana - municipality of Hyderabad.
  • Maharashtra - municipalities of Nashik, Pune and Mumbai.
  • Madhya Pradesh - Morar District.
  • Haryana - Panchkula District.
  • Rajasthan - municipality of Jaipur.

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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.

Because the chikungunya virus is transmitted by the same mosquito, this virus may also be present wherever dengue fever virus is found.