Twenty four fresh dengue cases reported in Delhi
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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 21:03
New Delhi: Twenty-four fresh cases of dengue were reported in the national capital, which have witnessed two deaths including that of a nine-year-old, today taking the total number of persons afflicted with the disease to 280.

According to MCD officials, 24 fresh cases were reported from across the city. The total number of cases this season has now touched 280.

The first dengue death was reported in the city on October 23 when a 15-year-old boy succumbed to the vector-borne disease in AIIMS. The second case was that of a nine-year-old boy breathing his last yesterday at LNJP.

Though the figure is still far less than last year, when over 1,000 cases and two deaths were reported, the sudden surge has left the civic authorities worried.

The MCD has intensified measures to prevent the spread of dengue and were conducting fogging operations in various areas, officials said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 21:03

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