21 malaria cases recorded, spurt in dengue cases

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21 malaria cases recorded, spurt in dengue cases

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

At least 21 fresh cases of malaria were  traced in last one week, taking the total number of patients suffering from the vector borne disease to 55 till June 15. The national Capital also witnessed spurt in patients suffering from dengue as 67 cases have been traced this year so far in which seven new cases recorded in a week.  

According to a data released by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Monday, out of total cases of malaria, 16 cases diagnosed belong to the neighbouring states while 42 patients suffering from dengue traced in Delhi belong to other states. The report also stated that hospitals did not provide address of 12 patients diagnosed of dengue. Meanwhile, there were no new cases of Chikungunya reported in the city.

The north, south and east corporations have found mosquito breeding in 22007 households in the city till now, as per the weekly data released by the SDMC. The report further stated that 22971legal notices have been served to owners of houses, hotels and others for various violations and 1156 prosecutions initiated.

Among the areas falling under the three municipal corporations, the cases of breeding reported were from areas of north, south and east corporations are 6452, 10749 and 4806 respectively, the report stated.

A senior corporation official said that the regarding zonal officials have been directed take precautionary measures and to ensure there was no breeding of mosquito larvae inside the houses.  Usually cases of vector-borne diseases are reported between July and November but this year civic body has traced many cases in months of March and April.

Civic bodies have stepped up awareness campaign and deployed Dengue Breeding Checkers (DBCs) in various wards in order to check breeding and advising people to take precautionary measures.

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