Increasing dengue across India -bi-weekly summary

The following states and localities are reporting continuous transmission of the dengue fever virus:

  • Tamil Nadu - first death due to dengue in Coimbatore.
  • Uttar Pradesh - 7 deaths, 2 deaths in 24 hours in Nawabs; cities of Lucknow and Kampur also affected; increasing trend.
  • West Bengal - almost 3,000 reported cases with 22 deaths in many districts; more than 400 cases in 1 day; in Kolkata, almost 5,000 reported cases with 406 new cases reported from different districts in 24 hours.
  • Assam - most affected district is Kamrup.
  • Delhi - more cases every week with 109 infections in 2 weeks; several deaths.
  • Telangana - (formerly part of Andhra Pradesh) sharp increase in reported cases; Fever Hospital in Hyderabad is treating 900 to 1,200 patients daily.
  • Odisha - 8 deaths due to dengue in Cuttack.
  • Gujarat - dengue haemorrhagic fever reported in Ahmedabad.
  • Maharashtra - in Mumbai, almost 1,000 cases across the city with at least 2 deaths.
  • Punjab - 3 deaths in Jalandhar.
  • Uttarakhand - in Dehadrun, 1 death out of more than 4,000 infected people.
    Chhattisgarh - (formerly part of Madhya Pradesh) outbreaks expected after monsoons.

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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 as the dengue fever season arrives.

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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