At least 2,406 cases of dengue reported in Delhi in present season; 260 people affected in past week

At least 260 fresh cases of dengue have been reported over the last week in the national capital, taking the total number of people diagnosed with the vector-borne disease this season to 2,406

Press Trust of India November 26, 2018 15:53:59 IST
At least 2,406 cases of dengue reported in Delhi in present season; 260 people affected in past week

New Delhi: At least 260 fresh cases of dengue have been reported over the last week in the national capital, taking the total number of people diagnosed with the vector-borne disease this season to 2,406, according to a municipal report released on Monday.

Of the total number of cases, 811 were reported this month till November 24. As many as 1,114 cases were reported in October, the report said.

Also, 466 cases of malaria and 154 of chikungunya have been reported this season, it said.

At least 2406 cases of dengue reported in Delhi in present season 260 people affected in past week

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Of the 2,406 dengue cases this year, 374 were recorded in September, 58 in August, 19 in July, eight in June, 10 in May, two in April, one in March, three in February and six in January.

Two malaria cases were reported in February, one each in April and March, 17 in May, 25 in June, 42 in July, 82 in August, 138 in September and 130 in October, according to the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which tabulates data on vector-borne diseases in the city.

Doctors have advised people to take precautions to ensure there was no breeding of mosquitoes inside their homes and also urged people to wear full-sleeves and use mosquito nets.

Water coolers should be dried up when not in use as dengue infection carrying mosquitoes breed there a lot, a doctor said.

Cases of vector-borne diseases are usually reported between July and November, but the period may stretch to mid-December. No vector-borne disease case was reported till 13 January.

The report said domestic breeding checkers found mosquito breeding in 2,29,933 households in the city till 24 November and 1,83,641 legal notices have been served for various violations and "25,873 prosecutions initiated".

As a proactive measure, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal had a few months ago directed local bodies and other agencies to intensify vector-control measures.

He had also asked for regular meetings at the level of district magistrates with all stakeholders to review the situation in their respective districts.

According to the SDMC, 10 people died due to dengue in Delhi last year, of whom five were not residents of the national capital.

Overall, the vector-borne disease had affected 9,271 people in the city last year.

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