Dengue is fast spreading in Delhi

DengueMosquito-borne disease dengue is fast spreading in Delhi, with more than 1,210 people have already been diagnosed with the infection.

On Monday, 39 more were reported from various areas of the capital. Of the yesterday's 39 cases, 37 cases were spotted in three municipal corporations of the capital while 2 cases were emerged from VVIP areas.

The maximum number dengue cases (457) have been reported from South Delhi Municipal Corporation, while North Delhi Municipal Corporation and East Delhi Municipal Corporation reported 400 and 299 dengue cases respectively.

Other cases of deadly disease were spotted in NDMC and Delhi cantonment areas.

Since the disease started spreading in Delhi early last month, two infected children have lost their lives to dengue. On 29th of September, the disease killed a 9-year-old girl named Tabassum in a colony of south Delhi.

Delhi has suffered a number of outbreaks of dengue caused by different sorts of virus in the years of 1967, 1970, 1982, 1988 and 1996. The capital recorded a total of 857 and 5,682 dengue cases and five and eight deaths from the disease in 2011 and 2010, respectively.

Last month in Mumbai, veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra lost his life at Mumbai-based Lilavati hospital of multiple organ failure triggered by dengue.

Currently, there is no explicit vaccine or treatment to free a patient from dengue, but early detection of the disease and expert medical care can help lower damage and fatalities considerably.

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