Search This Blog

Thursday, September 23, 2010

India : 86 more dengue cases in Delhi, total climbs to 2,536

Via Deccan Herald :

" The dengue cases in Delhi climbed to 2,536 today with 86 more patients testing positive for the vector-borne disease.

The capital has reported five dengue deaths this season. South Delhi continued to be worst-affected this season recording 385 cases, followed by MCD Civil Lines Zone (330), Rohini (303) and Central Zone (300).The MCD has said students and working population are most prone to the disease and appealed to the authorities concerned to take preventive measures.

Chairman of MCD Public Health Committee V K Monga said that after detailed study of dengue patients in Delhi, it was revealed that the most affected segment of population is students and persons who go out for jobs or business.He appealed to heads of schools, offices, commercial establishments to take adequate precautions.

The civic bodies are attributing the rapid increase in dengue cases this season to prolonged monsoon and stagnation of water at Commonwealth Games construction sites."

No comments:

Post a Comment