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69 new dengue cases in Delhi, total 434

Last Updated: Monday, August 23, 2010 - 16:01

New Delhi: At least 69 new cases of dengue were reported in Delhi since Sunday, taking the number of those infected by the mosquito-borne disease to 434 this year, an official of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) said Monday.

According to an advertisement given by MCD in a newspaper Monday, it has issued 45,532 legal notices against owners of property where water stagnation was found. These conditions lead to breeding of mosquitoes.

"A total of 6,125 persons have been prosecuted. The civic body has also released advisory in newspapers, stating the symptoms of and preventive measures for the vector-borne disease and urging the people not to panic. The state government has launched a 12-hour special helpline -- 22307145 -- which will be operational from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm," the advertisement said.

Mosquito breeding has been detected in 44,743 houses in various parts of the city. The south zone of the civic agency has been the worst affected with 94 cases of dengue being reported so far, the MCD said.

Dengue is transmitted to humans by the aedes aegypti mosquito and its symptoms include fever, joint and bone pain, nausea, headache and fatigue.


First Published: Monday, August 23, 2010 - 16:01
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