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Friday, October 25, 2013

India : 2,136 dengue cases in Rajasthan so far, highest since 2007

Via Times of India :

The state is witnessing a spurt in dengue cases with at least 2,136 persons already been tested positive for the disease this year. This is the highest figure in the past seven years and has surpassed the figure of 2010 when 1,823 persons were tested positive.

The health department has put the blame on the weather. "The rain started early this year and it continued till October, creating a breeding ground for Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes. Our teams are constantly carrying out activities to check the spread of dengue," said a health official.

In fact, in the past seven years, the dengue cases never touched 2000-mark. In 2007, there were only 540 cases which rose to 682 in 2008. In 2009, there were 1,389 cases which rose to 1,823 cases in 2010. However, in 2011, it came down to 1,072 cases but started constantly increasing as in 2012, there were 1,295 cases which reached 2,136 cases so far this year."

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