Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Dengue fever in India

30 October 2003

Disease Outbreak Reported

From 1 June to 28 October 2003, 1 723 laboratory confirmed cases of dengue fever have been reported in Delhi and surrounding areas. Four deaths among laboratory confirmed cases have been reported on 28 October. Additional information is being sought on possible cases of dengue haemorrhagic fever. Circulating dengue virus serotypes DEN-3 and 2 have been reported to be associated with this outbreak.

WHO is working with the Ministry of Health, India to strengthen prevention and control activities.

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