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Monday, July 25, 2011

India : Dengue claims life, 6 cases reported

Article from The Asian Age :

" Dengue has made a comeback in the capital as the Municipal Corporation of Delhi reported one death due to the infection besides six new cases in the past one month, taking the total count of people affected by the virus this year to 11.

The deceased was a resident of Shivam Enclave in Shahdara South zone. He passed away at the Ganga Ram Hospital on July 9, however the casualty was notified to the MCD on July 23, MCD’s health committee chairman V.K. Monga said.

“People should keep a check on mosquito breeding. While cleaning their coolers, they should swipe the walls well so that no eggs remain,” Mr Monga said.

Surprisingly, the first case of dengue fever was reported on March 3 when a doctor from AIIMS tested positive for the vector-borne disease here. Last year, the first dengue case was reported in June.

Till June 23, a total of five people were already affected by dengue fever. Last year, a total of 6,229 dengue cases had been reported in the city out of which eight had died."

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