by Iswarya on  November 27, 2018 at 10:02 AM Tropical Disease News
More Than 800 People Diagnosed with Dengue in Delhi During November
Over 800 people were diagnosed with Dengue in the national capital during November, according to a municipal report.

As many as 260 dengue cases were reported in Delhi in the week ending November 24, compared to 271 in the previous week, taking the total to 811 so far this month.

Around 1,114 new dengue cases had surfaced in October.

So far, only one death caused by dengue has been confirmed in which a 13-year-old girl from Wazirabad area succumbed to the disease on September 18 at Hindu Rao Hospital.

In 2015, Delhi saw its worst dengue outbreak with more than 11,800 cases and 60 deaths, according to the city's civic bodies.

As for malaria, 16 new cases surfaced last week, taking the number of total cases to 28 till now. In October, 130 malaria cases were reported in the city, according to the municipal report. So far, 466 malaria cases have come to light, while last year it was 569.

Only 4 cases of chikungunya emerged this week in the national capital, taking the number of total cases so far in November to 21. As of now, 154 chikungunya cases have been reported in the city compared to 541 in 2017.

Source: IANS

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