Over 130% rise in dengue cases in 2 weeks in Delhi

New Delhi: Delhi has seen 130 per cent rise in dengue cases in the last two weeks, while four cases of chikunguniya have been reported this year in the city, according to the municipal corporations. 
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PTI August 27, 2013 7:00 IST
New Delhi: Delhi has seen 130 per cent rise in dengue cases in the last two weeks, while four cases of chikunguniya have been reported this year in the city, according to the municipal corporations. 



While 41 cases of dengue were registered in the period January 1-August 10, the figure jumped to 96 as pegged on August 24, an increase of 134 per cent over the last two weeks, as per a report released by MCD yesterday.  

The report also stated that four cases of chikunguniya have been reported so far this year.  August has registered the highest number of dengue cases (76), while March and May posted none.  

For Delhi region, in the period till August, 89 dengue cases were reported, while seven were reported from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and other states, the report said.

Figures for various corporations are - North (60), South (17) and East (3). Nine cases were reported from regions in Delhi outside the jurisdiction of MCD.  

Meanwhile, there has been only a slight increase of malaria cases from 53 between January 1-August 10 to 60 as on August 24.

July registered the highest 18 cases, while January and March posted none.

On the measures taken to combat the situation, North Delhi and East Delhi corporations public relations officer Yogendra Singh Mann said, “We organise regular sensitisation campaigns where we ask all 12 zones from the three corporations to appoint a nodal officer to monitor the progress of measures taken.”

The number of legal notices issued for mosquitogenic conditions stood at 75,103 as compared to 37,739 last year over the same period, the report said.
 
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