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Dengue in Pakistan (Karachi)

21 September 2021

According to media, there have been 1255 cases of dengue in Karachi in the first 17 days of September 2021. At least 3 people died of dengue in the week ending 17 September.

Public health staff are carrying out mosquito control activities in Karachi in an attempt to control the spread of the disease.

Advice for Travellers

Dengue is an infection spread by mosquito bites that can cause a severe flu-like illness.

All travellers to endemic regions are potentially at risk of dengue fever and should be aware of this infection. Prevention relies on avoiding mosquito bites at all times.

Travellers developing a fever during or on return from travel are advised to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

For further information see TRAVAX dengue fever page.