Nine cases of dengue in Delhi this year till now

Nine cases of dengue in Delhi this year till now

This year, Municipal report released a report claiming that at least nine dengue cases have been reported, even though such diseases caused by mosquitos or infection is usually reported between July and November.

In 2018, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) recorded 2,798 dengue cases and four deaths, which tabulates data on vector-borne diseases in the city.

If we talk about this year, a case was reported in May, two in April, four in March and one each in February and January this year but the cases of diseases like these are usually reported between July and November, but the period may stretch to mid-December.

Till May 11, 4 cases have been reported for malaria, specifically, 3rd May and 1st April. Also, there are 5 cases of Chikungunya have been recorded this year till now, 2nd February and one each in March, April and May.

Last year, There were victims of dengue including a minor boy were identified as Aman Tiwari (13), Sanskriti (21) and Gagan (23).

In 2017, 10 people had died due to dengue reported by South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), of whom five were not residents of the national capital.

To prevent the city from such vector-borne diseases, Doctors have advised people to take precautions to ensure that there was no breeding of mosquito larvae around them and urged them to wear full-sleeves and use mosquito nets.

When one is not using coolers, they should be dried up when not in use as dengue infection-carrying mosquitoes breed there a lot, a doctor said.

A recent workshop was organized by Civic bodies on the prevention of vector-borne diseases.

At least 8,546 households Mosquito-breeding has been reported and 10,280 legal notices have been issued this year.

From all total recorded cases of dengue last year, 141 were recorded in December, while 1,062 cases were reported in November and 1,114 in October, the report said.

In 2018, 374 were recorded in September, 58 on August, 19 in July, eight on June, 10 in May, two in April, one in March, three in February and six in January.

Few cases have also been recorded outside the jurisdiction of the three municipal corporations of Delhi. On one hand, there were 473 malaria cases and 165 of chikungunya on the other hand last year.

Overall, last year diseases like dengue, malaria, chikungunya had affected 9,271 people in the city that year.

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