What do I need to know before I travel?
Public Health Scotland logo

Fit for Travel Logo

Information on how to stay safe and healthy abroad. About us.

Dengue Fever in India

23 Sep 2014

There has been an increase in the number of dengue fever cases in the city of Pune, Maharashtra state in the western region of India. More than 2300 suspected cases have been reported thus far in 2014. Of those suspected cases, amost half were reported during July and September.

A clean up campaign is underway in the city to remove objects and waste that hold water and encourage mosquito breeding sites. Those living in the city have been asked to ensure the eradication of mosquito breeding sites from around their homes.

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.