6 new cases of dengue reported in Capital

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6 new cases of dengue reported in Capital

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

The number of dengue cases has gone down with only six fresh cases recorded in the national Capital in December last week.

As per the report 7,136 patients were diagnosed with the disease last year, according to a municipal report released on Monday.

As per report, all the three municipal corporations reported breeding of mosquitoes from nearly 235019 households in the national Capital till December 3, according to the civic bodies.

The report further stated that among the areas falling under the three municipal corporations, the cases of breeding reported were from areas of north, south and east corporations are 73934, 97435 and 63650 respectively.

The civic bodies had issued notices to 187669 various people and establishments after mosquitogenic conditions were found in their houses or premises.

At least 25983 prosecutions were also launched after breeding were found, the report said.

A senior SDMC official said that in 2017 a total of 9371 dengue cases were recorded while this year it has been reduced to 7136 due to measures taken by the Municipal Corporations. 

The civic agencies had adopted a number of measures to prevent breeding in premises of offices, buildings and societies.

Besides, Dengue Breeding Checkers (DBCs) kept visiting various places to check the breeding.

Other measures were also taken to contain the disease including creating awareness by using various media and desilting of drains, the official said.  

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