Delhi mayor down with fever, chikungunya suspected

October 29th, 2010 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Delhi Mayor Prithvi Raj Sawhney is down with viral fever, his son said Friday. However, a civic body leader said the doctors suspect it to be chikungunya.

“The mayor is having high fever for the past two days and the doctors suspect it to be chikungunya,” a councillor said, pleading anonymity.

Sawhney’s son denied the report.

“He is not well. He is down with viral fever, but the doctors have not confirmed it to be chikungunya. Even his blood platelet counts are normal,” he said.

The national capital is spiralling with dengue and chikungya cases this year with as many as 33 cases of chikungunya recorded so far this year.

Dengue has so far infected about 5,426 besides claiming 8 lives.

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