Dengue: 93 test poitive; cases reach 3,201 in Delhi
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
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.
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