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Dengue Fever in India (Goa)

23 Apr 2014

A recent increase in the number of dengue fever cases has been reported in the state of Goa on the west coast of India in the Konkan region. As of 18 April 2014, 30 locally acquired cases of dengue fever have been reported. Of those cases, 21 have been reported since 20 March and 8 cases in the last 4 days.

The areas reporting most cases are Verem and Nerul.

Advice for Travellers

Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, by covering up with clothing, the use of bite avoidance measures such as repellent and bed nets is advised. Elimination of breeding sites around hotel rooms/houses is advised for longer term stays.