Dengue cases in Delhi rise to 294, expected to rise in coming days

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New Delhi, Sep 17 (UNI) In a matter of concern for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, the number of people infected with the dengue virus today rose to 294 even as the civic authorities said the number was expected to rise in coming days.

Talking to UNI, MCD chief Health officer N K Yadav said the number of people infected from dengue in Delhi had risen to 294 with the maximum number of cases reported from Nazafgarh, West and Rohini zone.

He said with the level of breeding of the dengue virus across the city still being high, the number of people infected with the virus was only expected to rise in the coming days.

Mr Yadav said with the national capital experiencing heavy rains in the months of August and September, conditions in the city were ideal for breeding of the dengue virus.

What, however, worsened matters was the lack of adequate public response to the anti-dengue measures being undertaken by the MCD, Mr Yadav said.

''It is indeed a matter of concern that the breeding of the Dengue virus is still at such a high level,''he said.

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