43 new dengue cases in DelhiAugust 24th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Forty-three more people tested positive for dengue, taking the number of those infected by the mosquito-borne disease in Delhi this year to 496, a health official said Tuesday.
“Forty-three new cases of dengue have come up in Delhi but no deaths have been reported today (Tuesday),” Municipal Corporation of Delhi’s (MCD) chief medical officer N.K. Yadav told IANS.
The civic body has also released an advisory in newspapers stating the symptoms of the disease and highlighting preventive measures, while urging the people not to panic. The state government has also launched a 12-hour special helpline - 22307145 - which will be operational from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Dengue is transmitted to humans by the Aedes mosquito and its symptoms include fever, joint and bone pain, nausea, vomiting, headache and fatigue.
The capital reported 548 cases of dengue in 2007, 1,312 in 2008 and 1,153 in 2009.
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