Malaria threat in Delhi, India, increases

In addition to increasing numbers of people infected with dengue and chikungunya viruses, malaria is also an increasing risk in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Deaths due to malaria have increased from 2 to 5 in just the past week. There were no deaths due to malaria in the past 4 years.

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Advice For Travellers

There is a high risk of exposure to malaria in nearly all parts of India, except mountainous areas. All travellers to any region where malaria transmission is occurring can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Anti-malaria medication is recommended.