Dengue Fever in India (Update)
27 Oct 2014
Dengue fever is an ongoing risk in India and several states are reporting cases:
- Delhi area 225 cases.
- Madhya Pradesh state, Indore, 65 confirmed cases; 19 in the last 24 hours, Bhopal, 325 confirmed cases.
- Maharashtra state, Chandripur 636 cases, Mumbai 532 cases, Nashik city and district, 69 confirmed cases, 54 suspected cases.
- Odisha state, 4011 cases, district most affected, Jaipur 1250 cases.
- Tamil Nadu state, 1400 cases, municipality most affected, Chennai 56 cases.
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.