New Delhi: Threats of diseases like dengue and malaria loom large over parts of Delhi that were flooded in the first spell of monsoon and the rise in the Yamuna water level, health experts warned Saturday."With stagnant water all around, threat of diseases like dengue, malaria and other vector-borne diseases is high in Delhi," said Sushum Sharma, head of the department of internal medicine at Max Hospital, Gurgaon."The aedes mosquitoes which carry dengue, breed in clean water. Hence, with so much water logging, the threat of dengue raising its head again is high," Sharma told IANS.Admitting the threat, North Delhi Municipal Corporation Commissioner P.K. Gupta said the civic agency will soon start its campaign to educate people on precautions against these diseases."The rains have just come...now we will start the process of issuing advertisements, hand bills and radio publicity to make the citizens aware," Gupta told IANS.
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