In the Punjab province, cases of dengue infections are increasing significantly, with more than 300 cases per day. Between January and October 76th, 2021, 5’700 infections have been recorded  in the province, including 18 deaths. All four dengue virus strains are circulating (DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3, and DENV-4).

 

Consequences for the traveler

Optimal mosquito protection is necessary around the clock (24/7) (Daytime risk: Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya, etc.; Dusk / nighttime risk: Malaria). Dengue fever is transmitted in urban areas. In case of fever, fever-reducing medications containing paracetamol should be favored, as well as hydration. Do not take fever-reducing medications containing acetylsalicylic acid (e.g., Aspirin ®), as they increase the risk of bleeding. For travelers staying in regions with malaria risk, a malaria infection should always be excluded in the case of fever.

 

References

Outbreak News Today, 16.10.2021