71 more dengue cases in Delhi

71 more dengue cases in DelhiNew Delhi, Sep 4 : A total of 71 more cases of dengue were reported in Delhi, taking the total number of infected people this year to 1,226, an official said Saturday.

"There have been no deaths today (Saturday)," the Municipal Corporation of Delhi's (MCD) chief medical officer N.K. Yadav told IANS.

Three people have succumbed to the vector borne disease so far in the city.

The capital has been reporting an average of 60 dengue cases reported daily over the last few days.

Delhi reported 548 cases of dengue in 2007, 1,312 in 2008 and 1,153 in 2009.

Dengue is transmitted by the bite of the Aedes mosquito. High fever for 4-5 days is usually accompanied by severe headache, pain in the eyes, muscles and joints, and rashes. (IANS)