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Three more dengue cases reported in city in January

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jan 23, 2018, 2:33 am IST
Updated : Jan 23, 2018, 2:33 am IST

According to a civic report released here on Monday, three cases of dengue have been reported till January 20.

Cases of vector-borne diseases are usually reported between mid-July and November-end. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Cases of vector-borne diseases are usually reported between mid-July and November-end. (Photo: Pixabay)

NEW DELHI: Three people have been diagnosed with dengue in the capital in this month.

According to a civic report released here on Monday, three cases of dengue have been reported till January 20.

 

However, no cases of malaria or chikungunya have been reported so far.There were no cases of any vector-borne disease till January 13.

Cases of vector-borne diseases are usually reported between mid-July and November-end.

At least 10 people died in Delhi due to dengue last year, according to the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which tabulates the data for the entire city.

The vector-borne disease had affected 9,271 people in the city in 2017. Five of the 10 victims were not Delhi residents, but had died in the capital.

The official toll maintained by Delhi municipal authorities till December 26 stood at four, even though some hospitals had reported a few more deaths due to dengue.

 

The mosquito-borne disease had claimed its first victim last year on August 1, when a 12-year-old boy died of dengue shock syndromes at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH). Three more deaths were reported in October by the South Delhi Municipal Corpration.

Tags: dengue, chikungunya