13 new dengue cases, over 1,000 affected in Delhi
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 26, 2009, 17:35
  
New Delhi: With 13 new dengue cases in the national capital, the tally of those affected by the mosquito-borne disease touched 1,054, a health department official said on Thursday.

"There were 13 new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours. The cumulative total of dengue affected people is 1,054," Debashish Bhattacharya, state nodal health officer for dengue cases, told a news agency.

Of the total, 1,041 cases were Delhi residents and 13 are from outside the city.

The health department said that a death reported from Safdarjang hospital on Tuesday - of a 22-year-old man - was a "suspected dengue death case".

However, the death is not being considered in the official toll since the test conducted was on the Rapid Kit Test which is not considered by the health department.

"We are considering this a suspected dengue death," the official said.

The number of dengue cases are expected to lessen with the onset of winter since the carrier Aedes mosquito cannot breed below 15 degrees Celsius, the official added.

Earlier, two more deaths were reported from the capital -- one of a 15-year-old boy and the other of a nine-year-old boy.

IANS


First Published: Thursday, November 26, 2009, 17:35


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