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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

India : 24 new dengue cases reported

Via Times of India :

" NEW DELHI: MCD's anti-mosquito breeding drive has failed to yield positive results as the dengue and chikungunya cases continue to increase. The cases of dengue have gone up to 596 with the civic body reporting 24 new cases of the mosquito-borne disease on Monday. Nine new cases of chikungunya were also reported.

Dr V K Monga, chairman of the MCD health committee, said the cases would decrease post-Diwali as winter sets in.

"More private hospitals are reporting to us now which has led to an increase in the official count of the number of patients suffering from these diseases. From an average of 10 cases of dengue per day, we are now getting over 20-25 cases per day," said Monga. He added that by mid-November, the cases are likely to come down as the aedes mosquito breeds in warm weather and dies in winter when the temperature drops."

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