Dengue cases reach 1,081 in Delhi

The dengue menace showed no signs of abating in Delhi where the number of cases reached 1,081.

Last Updated: Sep 02, 2010, 21:38 PM IST

New Delhi: The dengue menace showed no signs
of abating in the national capital where the number of cases
reached 1,081 on Thursday with 67 more patients testing positive for
the vector-borne disease.

Of the total cases so far, 927 have been reported from MCD
areas, 117 from NDMC areas and the rest from other parts of
the city besides some outstation cases.

The highest number of 183 cases have come from MCD South
Zone followed by Central Zone (162) and Civil Lines (121).

According to statistics released by the Municipal
Corporation of Delhi, the number of cases till this time in
2009 was only four.

The figure was 86 and 22 in the same periods in 2008 and
2007 respectively.

Authorities are more worried about the spread of dengue as
the city will host the Games in October, a month which
generally sees high prevalence of the disease.

PTI