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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

India : Mumbai records 74 dengue, 4K fever cases in 2 weeks

Via Times of India :

Three wards in the city have reportedly witnessed a sudden spurt in dengue cases in the last seven days. 

Doctors from Bhandup, Vikhroli, Vile Parle, Khar and Goregaon have already alerted the BMC about the rise. Civic executive health officer Dr Arun Bamne also confirmed about being told about the rise in cases in S, H (east) and P (south) wards. "We will look into it. Aggressive vector control measures are being carried out in the city," he said. 

In the last two weeks, 74 dengue cases have been reported, the figure being almost close to the August record of 87. Four patients have died so far, compared to five last year. Citizens are not only ailing from dengue. Dr Krishnakant Dhebri from Girgaum said nearly 4,000 cases of fever had been recorded in the last two weeks and 480 cases of malaria. 

Even though doctors have sounded alert in the spurt of dengue, the official figure shows a slight dip, from 38 two weeks ago to 36 now. The BMC figures also claim the scene is better than that last year, when 157 and 242 dengue cases were reported in August and September."

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