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48 fresh malaria cases reported in first week of September

Wednesday, 11 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

nAt least 48 fresh cases of malaria have been reported in the national Capital in the first week of September, taking the total number of people suffering from the disease to 202 till September 7 this year.

According to the report released by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Monday, 40 cases of chikungunya have also been reported this year. The number of dengue cases also reached to 122, with 30 of these reported this month.

The civic body has reported mosquito-breeding in at least 1, 06,948 households and 90,461 legal notices have been issued this year.

The Delhi Government and the local bodies have been making efforts to create awareness.

The AAP Government has started an anti-dengue campaign '10Hafte 10Baje 10Minute' urging people to inspect their house for any standing water. The campaign from September 1 and November 15 to combat dengue has garnered support from several personalities, including cricket legend

Kapil Dev, many Bollywood actors and well-known journalists.

Last year, 473 cases of malaria and 165 cases of chikungunya were reported. According to the SDMC, 10 people had died due to dengue in Delhi in 2017, of which five were not residents of the national capital. Overall, the vector-borne disease had affected 9,271 people in the city in 2017.

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