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Dengue Fever in India

25 Jan 2012

An outbreak of dengue fever has been reported from the coastal area of Thiruvananthapurm in Kerala state in the far south of India. In the past week, at least five new cases of dengue fever have been reported per day.

Advice for Travellers

This is a popular destination for travellers to India and visitors should be aware of the risk of dengue fever.

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.