New Delhi: The national capital reported 30
fresh cases of dengue on Thursday, taking the total number of
patients affected this season to 5,899.
The cases of dengue generally start showing a downward
trend with the advent of winter as low temperature and less
humidity are not conducive for the breeding of dengue-carrier
aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
However, this season, a substantial number of dengue
cases per day was being reported till now.
This year the number of cases is more than double of that
reported in 2006 when the figure was 2,537- the highest in
five years. Eight persons have lost their lives to dengue this
Delhi has also reported 43 chikungunya cases this year.