Dengue: 93 test poitive; cases reach 3,201 in Delhi
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 19:39
  
New Delhi: Delhi continued to grapple with dengue outbreak as cases of the vector-borne disease today reached 3,201 after 93 more patients tested positive.

The capital has reported five dengue deaths this season.

South Delhi continued to be the worst-affected with 459 cases, followed by Civil Lines (415), Rohini (367) and Central Zone (363).

The civic bodies are attributing the rapid increase in dengue cases this season to prolonged monsoon and stagnation of water at Commonwealth Games construction sites.

The dengue outbreak has also raised concern among several countries which are sending teams to participate in the Games to be held here from October 3.

India has issued a health advisory for participants and visitors coming for the event asking them to take precautions like carrying full-sleeve clothes and bringing mosquito repellent creams, oils, mats or coils.

The government has sought to play down concerns over dengue during the Games saying the prevalent variant of the mosquito-borne disease was not very dangerous.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 19:39


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