Dengue fever is an ongoing problem in the city of Delhi, northern India. The media has described the outbreak as the worst since 1996. As of 2 November 2015, a total of 14 889 cases have been reported.
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.