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Risk of Mosquito-borne Diseases Like Dengue and Malaria High in Delhi

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 26, 2013 at 7:17 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
High risk of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and malaria in Delhi, especially with rain and stagnant rainwater all around.

Fourteen dengue cases have been reported in the capital, a civic agency official said Friday.
 Risk of Mosquito-borne Diseases Like Dengue and Malaria High in Delhi
Risk of Mosquito-borne Diseases Like Dengue and Malaria High in Delhi
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"We have confirmed 14 dengue cases in Delhi. With incessant rains and water stagnation in several parts, the threat of diseases like dengue, malaria and other vector-born diseases is high," N.K. Yadav, health officer at South Delhi Municipal Corporation told IANS.

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Admitting the threat, A.K. Bansal, north Delhi health officer said the civic agency has started fumigation. House-to-house checking of mosquito breeding is also being done.

Last year Delhi reported about 3,000 dengue cases, of whom four people died.



Source: IANS
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