Dengue fever surge in Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka, India

With the onset of intermittent rains in Dakshina Kannada, there have been almost 1,000 suspected cases of dengue fever in the month of June. A total of 217 have had positive laboratory tests.

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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.

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