Dengue: Outbreak of 43% cases compared to 2015

Dengue

With the increasing percentage of Dengue, the Capital had recorded 15,000 cases compared to the same period in 2015, which saw the worst break out of the disease with 43% of cases.

With the capital reporting 52 cases of dengue in the past one week, taking the number of cases of the vector-borne disease reported this year to 171. Eighty-one of the recorded cases this year have been patients who contracted the disease within Delhi.

Last week, the minister had held a review meeting to assess preparedness with regard to dengue patients admitted to hospitals.

“These are numbers for the last four months. Moreover, a majority of these cases are from neighboring states who have come to Delhi for treatment… As far as government beds are concerned, we have no shortage this year,” said Satendra Jain.

Jain also said he has ordered government dispensaries to ban sale of drugs such as Brufen as they have side-effects such as headache, rashes and nausea, symptoms similar to that of patients tested positive for dengue.

Till August 6, there were 10 cases of malaria, as opposed to 20 cases for the same period last year.

Wefornews Bureau

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