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Saturday, August 28, 2010

India : 65 test positive for dengue on Friday; count reaches 674

An article from The Pioneer, dengue is picking up pace in New Delhi :

" Delhiites saw season's highest confirmed cases of dengue on Friday with 65 more patients testing positive for the mosquito-borne disease. With this the number of people affected by this disease has reached a massive figure of 674. Among the total 674 cases reported so far, 558 have been recorded from MCD areas, 84 from NDMC areas. The rest cases include patients from other parts of the city as well as patients from other States. Among the fresh cases , the highest 14 were reported from MCD Civil Lines zone, followed by 11 cases from the South Zone.

According to statistics released by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, the numbers of cases till this time in 2009 were only four. The figure was 67 and 17 in the same periods in 2008 and 2007 respectively.

According to the MCD, in the previous years, the number of dengue cases and deaths were 1,153 and 3 (2009), 1,312 and 2(2008), 548 and 1 2007) and 3,366 and 36 (2006)."

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