Increasing dengue fever in Karachi, Pakistan

While there have been 362 reported cases of dengue fever in the province of Sindh, 332 of them have occurred in Karachi. There have been 3 deaths, all in the city. Up to 100 new cases are being detected weekly in the city.

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Advice For Travellers

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.