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
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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

"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.

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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