Dengue cases rise to 105 in Delhi

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New Delhi, Oct 4 (UNI) The total number of dengue cases reported in Delhi so far has risen to 105 with ten more patients being admitted to various hospitals in the past two days, a senior health official said today.

MCD Chief Medical Officer N K Yadav said fresh cases were reported from various parts of the city.

So far, a total of 105 people have been afflicted by the mosquito-borne disease in the city of which 80 are from the neighbouring states.

As many as 21 suspected dengue patients are undertreatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, said Dr Bir Singh, head of the Disease Prevention and Outbreak Response Cell at AIIMS.

''The situation is well under control... For this season and month, the number of dengue patients is normal. It is far less than last year,'' he added.

The MCD has already earmarked 38 government and four private hospitals in the city that will provide immediate treatment to the patients, Dr Yadav said. The civic body has already taken up preventive measures, including fogging, to check the spread of dengue this year.

''Several awareness camps were organised in the capital to inform the people about basic measures that can be taken to prevent the spread of disease,'' he added.

This year, around 3,500 health officials are monitoring mosquito breeding in the capital city. So far, they have sent notices to 61,421 houses and fined some 13,213 households for breeding mosquitoes.

UNI

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