uspected dengue/DHF outbreak was reported from Ludhiana city of Punjab state.
This year, In Kolkata, 13 deaths and more than 71 people were infected due to dengue fever in Kolkata and its suburbs in the last one week, which has alarmed the West Bengal and Kolkata. Of the 13 deaths two of the deaths were reported from Dum Dum and the rest, from the Prince Anwar Shah Road, Ghulam Hossain Road, Amherst Street and Garden Reach areas in the city. The health authorities of Kolkata Municipal Corporation confirmed that 180 out of 188 suspected dengue patients have tested positive.
In New Delhi, just after the start of the monsoon this year, three deaths have been reported with 26 people affected in the last two weeks. Most of the cases have been reported from the outer Delhi area. Out of the 34 cases reported this year, 22 are from here. A team of 1,500 people has also been constituted to go from house to house and analyse stagnant water. Last year, more than 7,000 residential areas in Delhi were under the scanner for dengue cases. This year, that number is expected to increase to 10,000 areas.
In Delhi during, 1996 with 16,517 cases being reported from across the country, out of which 10,252 were reported from Delhi alone. The death toll then was 545, of these 423 were in Delhi alone.
The year 2003 saw yet another outbreak with over 12,000 cases being reported from all over the country, resulting in 215 deaths. Delhi was again the worst affected with over 2,800 cases and 34 deaths. N.K. Yadav, deputy health officer, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), claims that the situation is under control.
The Municipal Corporation has hired 1,055 more health workers to check and disinfect places where mosquitoes are breeding in homes and neighborhoods across the city and they have identified 10,326 houses as mosquito breeders, compared to some 7,000 last year. "We are also constantly in touch with the Resident Welfare AssociPage: 1 2 3 4 Related medicine news :1
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