Dengue cases close to 800 in the capital
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 02, 2011, 23:10
  
New Delhi: Dengue cases in the national capital neared the 800 mark on Wednesday after another 21 people tested positive for the mosquito borne virus.

"Hospitals across the city have diagnosed 21 people with dengue fever since yesterday. With this, the total number of people affected by it is now 797," said Dr V K Monga, chairman of Municipal Corporation of Delhi's public health committee. Cases of mosquito-borne diseases are continuously on the rise in the city.

"Chikungunya cases too are rising now. Last year, at this time the number of cases was 33 and it is 44 this year till now," he said.

With more people testing positive for Japanese encephalitis in the city, the Delhi government and the MCD have decided to collect 500 blood samples of pigs to check presence of virus in them.

Fourteen Japanese encephalitis infection cases have been detected in the city in two months.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, November 02, 2011, 23:10


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