Dengue in Delhi – 26 Cases reported and 3 dead

by Medindia Content Team on  August 26, 2005 at 8:44 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Dengue in  Delhi – 26 Cases reported and 3 dead
Delhi, Aug 26 Dengue after affecting Calcutta has arrived in Delhi and three deaths have been reported with 26 people affected in the last two weeks.

In 2003 there were more than 30 people who died and around 1,000 cases of dengue were reported.

N.K. Yadav, deputy health officer, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), claims that the situation is under control. They have hired 1,055 more health workers to check and disinfect places where mosquitoes are breeding in homes and neighbourhoods across the city. This year, the MCD identified 10,326 houses as mosquito breeders, compared to some 7,000 last year.

"We are also constantly in touch with the Resident Welfare Associations (RWA) to spread awareness in colonies. Posters and pamphlets are also distributed in all parts of the capital," Yadav added.

"However, we need the cooperation of people. Unless they become conscious it would be very difficult to tackle the disease."

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