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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

India : 34 new cases of dengue, tally 434 now

Via Times of India :

" NEW DELHI: With 34 new dengue cases reported in the capital on Monday, the total number has risen to 434. National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) teams have started inspection of 12 MCD zones for mosquito breeding. "MCD, NDMC and other civic agencies have successfully controlled mosquito breeding. But there are some areas where we had to intensify the drive as high-density mosquito breeding was found there.

Our aim is to ensure that there is no dengue scare during the Games, but people need to co-operate and check for breeding in their homes and localities," said a senior doctor with NVBDCP. MCD started fogging in colonies where high-density breeding was reported. "It is difficult to keep breeding under check as it is raining in short intervals. Water gets collected and the area turns into a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Our breeding checkers are able to visit a house once in 10-15 days and this gap is sufficient for breeding," said a MCD health official."

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