Dengue patient this year crosses 600 mark

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 19:56

New Delhi: Dengue cases in the city crossed
the 600 mark on Tuesday after another 25 people tested positive for
dengue fever since yesterday.

"25 people tested positive for dengue fever in the last
one day. From an average of 10 cases per day, we are now
getting over 20 cases per day. A total of 621 people have been
diagnosed of dengue fever till now, V K Monga, MCD health
committee chairman, said.

"By mid-November, we are hopeful that dengue cases will
come down as the aedes mosquito breeds in warm weather and
dies in winter when the temperature drops," he said.
The first case of dengue fever was reported this year in
March.

Four deaths due to dengue haemorrhagic fever have been
reported in the city so far, the last being on October 13.

"Even if the temperatures are dropping, people should
take precaution as dengue cases were reported till end of
December last year. The trend of dengue fever is changing,"
Monga said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 19:56
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