486 new dengue cases reported in Delhi, tally crosses 8,549
NEW DELHI: The total number of dengue cases in Delhi has crossed the 8549-mark with 486 cases reported previous week, according to a data released by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation on Monday.
Meanwhile, the number of people affected by Malaria has also climbed to 1111, while the figure for Chikungunya stands at 878 with 23 new cases reported previous week.
Out of the cases in November so far, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) reported 692 cases, the highest among the three civic bodies, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has registered nearly 689 cases in the same period while over 359 cases have come up in East Delhi.
However, a senior Corporation official said "Measures have been taken to check the menace. Awareness programme have been organized in all the Zones to contain the terror."
The SDMC officials have said that mosquito breeding has been reported from 2,05,967 households in the national capital this year till November 18 and intensifying its action to contain the terror, the civic bodies has issued 167804 legal notices for mosquitogenic condition so far.
A string of dengue casualties in the last few days have been reported. Four people have lost their lives due to the disease.
In a recent incident, a 26-year-old Moajeba, a resident of the Delhi's Aurobindo Marg, died at Max Super Specialty Hospital. Earlier, a 26-year-old Manipuri woman Rhoda Daimai, who was living in south Delhi's Sarita Vihar, had died at the Holy Family Hospital in August, while 49-year-old Meena Devi, hailing from Bihar, died of dengue shock syndrome on September 2 at the SGRH and a 12-year-old boy had succumbed to dengue shock syndrome on August 1 at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, the first death due to the vector-borne disease reported in the city this season," according to civic authorities.
Cases of vector-borne diseases are usually reported between July-mid to November-end. This year, however, it has been much earlier. Dengue and Chikungunya are caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which breeds in clear water. The female Anopheles mosquito, which causes malaria, can breed in both fresh and muddy water.
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