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Dengue Fever in India (Update)

02 Oct 2012

Dengue fever is reportedly increasing is several states of the country. As of 27 September 2012, 99 suspected cases of dengue fever have been reported in Punjab state, 451 cases in Maharashtra state, 575 cases in Orissa state and 65 locally acquired cases in Delhi.

Advice for Travellers

India is a popular tourist destination and travellers 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.