11 new dengue cases in Delhi, total now 1,079

November 29th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The capital Sunday reported 11 new dengue cases, taking the total number of people affected by the vector borne disease to 1,079.
“In the last 24 hours, Delhi recorded 11 new cases of dengue. There has, however, been no new death,” Debashish Bhattacharya, state nodal officer for dengue cases in Delhi, told IANS.

Until now there have been two confirmed deaths because of dengue in the city - one of a 15-year-old boy and the other of a nine-year-old boy.

According to health officials, the number of dengue cases will go down in the coming days since mosquitoes causing the disease cannot breed in temperatures below 15 degrees Celsius.

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