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Rise in cholera cases in Delhi

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New Delhi, May 2 (UNI) A high 35 cases of cholera were reported in the capital last week, Delhi Health Minister Yoganand Shastri said today.

Of these, 30 cases were from MCD areas, two from Uttar Pradesh, two from other states and one case was untraceable, he informed a meeting on ''Water and Vector Borne Diseases'' at the state secretariat.

An official statement quoting him said 172 cholera cases were reported in the capital this year. Of this, 49 cases were reported from unauthorized colonies, 33 from regularized colonies, 34 from urbanized villages, 34 from JJ clusters and slums, three cases each from NDMC and Railway colonies and 12 from other states.

Twenty-six of the 1,670 water samples tested by MCD staff this week were found unfit, he said, while detailing other preventive measures taken by his department to check the spread of water-borne diseases.

Senior officers of the health department, MCD, NDMC, DJB and Railways were present at the meeting.

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