Worst epidemic of dengue fever in Delhi, India, in past 10 years

With the diagnosis of 433 dengue fever cases in the first three days of October, the total for the year so far has reached 2,557 cases along with 3 deaths. Authorities warn that the area is headed for its worst dengue fever season in the past 10 years. There may be many more unreported cases of dengue since counting and reporting cases may be hampered by lack of local access to health care, and many persons with mild illness may not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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