Several states report start of dengue fever season in India

As the season for dengue fever begins in India, cases, deaths and outbreaks are being reported by many states, including Goa, Karnataka (greater Bangalore area), Kerala, Maharashtra (Mumbai), and Tamil Nadu (Chennai).

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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.