Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Dengue fever in India - update

12 November 2003

Disease Outbreak Reported

From 1 June to 9 November 2003, 2185 laboratory confirmed cases of dengue fever have been reported in Delhi and surrounding areas (see previous report). Additional information is being sought to determine possible cases of dengue haemorrhagic fever. Circulating dengue virus serotypes DEN-3 and 2 have been reported to be associated with this outbreak.

The outbreak is ongoing and vector control measures have been intensified.

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