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Dengue Fever in India (Delhi) (Update)

29 Sep 2015

Cases of dengue fever continue to increase in Delhi in the north of India. As of 25 September 2015, a total of 5471 cases have been reported. Of those, 1700 were reported in the last week.

Advice for Travellers

Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, is recommended. Bite avoidance measures include: covering up with clothing, the use of insect repellent and bed nets impregnated with insecticide. Reduction of mosquito breeding sites around hotel rooms/homes is advised for longer term stays.