No respite from dengue despite onset of winter
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Last Updated: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 20:03
New Delhi: Depsite the onset of winters, a large number of people are continuing to fall prey to dengue virus in Delhi, where another 24 people have tested positive for the mosquito-borne disease.

With this, the number of dengue cases reported in different hospitals rose to 667.

"24 people tested positive for dengue fever in the past 24 hours. Dengue cases generally start subsiding with the onset of winters but then the trend of dengue fever is changing. More and more hospitals are reporting dengue cases. From an average of 10 cases per day, we are now getting over 20 cases per day, V K Monga, MCD health committee chairman, said.

"A total of 667 people have been diagnosed of dengue fever till now. 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.

"People should take precaution and check for mosquito breeding at their premises as cases of Chikungunya and Japanese Encephalitis are also being reported by hospitals," cautioned Monga.


First Published: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 20:03

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