New Delhi: After a lull of more than two
months, two fresh cases of dengue fever, including that of a
doctor, have been reported in the national capital this month.
The two patients are admitted to the All India Institute
of Medical Sciences here and the Municipal Corporation of
Delhi is trying to verify if they are the first cases of
dengue in the city this year.
According to MCD officials, the two, admitted to AIIMS in
the first week of March, have tested positive for dengue
One of the patients is a doctor. The MCD is trying to
find out if both the patients contacted the disease in the
Last year, the first dengue case was reported in June,
much before the onset of monsoon. A total of 6,229 dengue
cases and eight deaths due to dengue fever were reported here
Eight fresh cases of dengue were reported in the
national apital in December 2010 despite the onset of winter,
leaving medical experts and health officials worried as
mosquito breeding normally subsides by mid-November.