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Friday, September 30, 2011

India : 14 new dengue cases reported

Via Times of India :

" NEW DELHI: Delhi reported 14 new dengue cases on Thursday taking the total number of cases of the mosquito-borne diseases to 230 for this season. According to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, there has been sharp increase in dengue cases across the city in the last few days and Central Zone - Lajpat Nagar, Defence Colony, GKI, South Extension - and South Zone - Saket, Vasant Kunj and Mehrauli - remain worst affected.

"Total 23 dengue cases have been reported from Central Zone and 21 cases have been reported from South Zone in this season. Most of the cases have been reported in the past few weeks. Civil Lines zone and Karolbagh zone are equally affected by the dengue menace," said Dr V K Monga, Chairman of the MCD health committee. He said that on an average 8-10 cases are being daily this week. Dr M P Sharma, head of internal medicine department at Rockland hospital said that majority of dengue patients require admission. "Three patients are still admitted at our hospital and the platelet count of one of them has gone down to 16,000," said Sharma.

The number of cases of Chikungunya - which is transmitted by the daytime biting Aedes mosquito - has gone up to eight, out of which eight cases are indigenous and two patients seem to have been infected by the disease in Hyderabad."

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