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Dengue strikes Delhi again

Dengue strikes Delhi again
Now its official. Dengue has struck Delhi again. As per the data collected by nodal centre of the three municipal corporations, 10 confirmed cases of dengue were reported on Thursday and eight fresh cases surfaced in various hospitals by Friday evening. Furthermore, the disease is not confined to any area but spread throughout the city.

‘Proper arrangements have been made in hospitals and awareness is being created among citizens to contain the situation. Fumigation is also being carried out in various parts of the city with a focus on vulnerable areas,’ said N K Yadav, Municipal Health Officer, south Delhi Municipal Corporation [SDMC] who is also the nodal officer for data collection for the three corporations.

So far, 61 cases have been reported from Delhi, of which the maximum, 26 cases, were reported from North Delhi Municipal Corporation [NDMC] area, followed by 24 in SDMC area.

According to the data of dengue cases released by nodal health officer of the civic bodies on Friday, the city registered a maximum of three cases from Civil Lines area and one each from central Delhi, south Delhi and Najafgarh, Shahdara south areas. One case has also been reported from New Delhi Municipal Council [NDMC] area.

The data revealed that the dengue virus has been found throughout the city, as cases have been reported from all zones but Paharganj. So far, maximum 11 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported from Civil Lines, followed by Shahdara south [10], Karol Bagh [8], Central [7], Narela [4], West [4], Shahdar North [3], Rohini [2] and City Zone [1] confirmed case of dengue.
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