Dengue

34 fresh dengue cases in Delhi

34 fresh dengue cases in DelhiNew Delhi, Nov 14 - The total number of dengue cases in the national capital rose to 1,535 Wednesday with 34 more people testing positive for the mosquito-borne disease, official data revealed.

Of the new cases, 15 were reported from areas in South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), 10 from North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), and nine from the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), the data showed.


10 fresh dengue cases in Odisha

10 fresh dengue cases in OdishaBhubaneswar, Nov 12 - Odisha Monday confirmed 10 more dengue cases, taking the number of those infected with the mosquito-borne disease to 1,930 in the state this year.

Out of the fresh 10 cases, three were reported from Khordha district and two from Puri district and one case each from Cuttack, Ganjam, Sambalpur, Bargarh and Angul districts, a health official told IANS.

The death toll due to the disease has remained at six, the official said. (IANS)


38 fresh dengue cases in Delhi

38 fresh dengue cases in DelhiNew Delhi, Nov 8 : Dengue cases in the capital rose to 1,315 Thursday, with 38 more people testing positive for the mosquito-borne disease, official data said.

Of the new cases, 15 were reported from areas in North Delhi Municipal Corporation, 13 from South Delhi Municipal Corporation and 10 from the East Delhi Municipal Corporation, the data showed.


Dengue, viral grip Gurgaon

Dengue, viral grip GurgaonGurgaon, Oct 27 - Dengue and viral fever is spreading across this Haryana city, with affected people continuing to pour into hospitals, said doctors Saturday.

"Since one month, 348 patients with dengue have been admitted and five more such cases came Friday," Vishal Sehgal, medical superintendent of Artemis Hospital, told IANS.

Two people have died of dengue in the city recently.


Bihar sounds dengue alert

Bihar sounds dengue alertPatna, Oct 25 : Bihar has sounded a high alert after two people died of dengue and the number of those infected rose to about 200 in various parts of the state, the health minister said Thursday.

"A control room has been set up in Patna to keep a close watch on the situation. Health officials have been directed to take preventive measures and provide proper treatment to dengue patients," Health Minister Ashwani Kumar Choubey told IANS over the phone.


South Delhi worst hit by dengue

South Delhi worst hit by dengueNew Delhi, Oct 18 - Upscale south Delhi has the maximum number of dengue cases reported so far this season, according to official figures.

Dengue fever is a communicable disease which is transmitted by mosquito bite.

Out of 551 people afflicted, 207 were found down with the deadly disease in the area of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC).


Bengal dengue toll rises to seven, over 2,000 affected

Bengal dengue toll rises to seven, over 2,000 affectedKolkata, Sep 18 - The dengue toll in West Bengal has risen to seven while the number of people affected by the disease has risen to 2,033 people, according to the state health department officials Tuesday.

"The death toll is seven. A total of 2,033 people are down with dengue," said a statement from the department.


Travel, urbanisation have led to 50-fold rise in dengue cases

Travel, urbanisation have led to 50-fold rise in dengue casesKolkata, Sep 15 - Constant travelling and rapid urbanisation of rural areas have contributed to a nearly 50-fold increase in dengue cases over the last 50 years, say experts.


Spermless mosquitoes could prove effective in tackling dengue fever

Spermless mosquitoes could prove effective in tackling dengue feverLondon, Oct 31 : A UK-based scientific team has modified male mosquitoes so that their offspring die before reproducing.

These GM mosquitoes could prove effective in tackling dengue fever and other insect-borne diseases, the team said.

Dengue is caused by a virus transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito as it bites, cannot be curbed by bednets or indoor spraying.


Pakistan wants dengue drug from India

Pakistan wants dengue drug from IndiaIslamabad, Oct 28 - Pakistan plans to import dengue drug Dextran-40 from India to tackle the menace of the vector-borne disease in the country, the official media reported.

The Punjab government needs at least 5,000 bottles of Dextran-40. The province has been severely hit by the disease, particularly in Lahore, the provincial capital, where scores of people have died in the past few weeks.


Lahore dengue toll reaches 110

Lahore dengue toll reaches 110Islamabad, Oct 1 - The toll in dengue epidemic in Lahore city rose to 110 Friday after four more people succumbed to the disease, a media report said. Lahore is most severely affected by the dengue outbreak in Pakistan.

More than 11,500 cases of dengue have been reported in Punjab, of which over 10,200 cases registered in Lahore, the provincial capital. The toll in the province is now 150.


Pakistan to get insecticide from India to fight dengue

Pakistan to get insecticide from India to fight dengueIslamabad, Sep 21 - Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has directed Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to lift insecticides from India for the prevention of dengue.

The insecticide has to be got from Mumbai.

There has been a rise in dengue cases in Pakistan, with Punjab province reporting over 6,000 dengue patients. About 35 people have died due to dengue.

The insecticides were purchased by the Punjab government.


Lahore dengue toll rises to 36

Lahore dengue toll rises to 36Islamabad, Sep 18 - One more person has died of dengue in Lahore, taking the toll to 36. The Pakistani city has been severely hit by the mosquito-borne disease over the past few weeks.

Khalida Bibi, 35, who was suffering from dengue and was in a hospital, died late Saturday night, Geo TV said.

The Punjab provincial government has imposed emergency measures to stave off the spread of the disease.


Over 5,000 dengue cases in Lahore

Over 5,000 dengue cases in LahoreIslamabad, Sep 17 - The number of dengue cases in Lahore city has crossed 5,000 and 25 patients have died so far, a media report said.

Geo TV reported that there has been a rise in the number of patients in the Lahore hospitals.

It said that 25 patients have died due to dengue while 5,344 Dengue cases have been confirmed in the city.

Emergency has been declared in the hospitals.


Orissa cancels doctors' leave as dengue spreads

Orissa cancels doctors' leave as dengue spreadsBhubaneswar, Aug 13 : Orissa Saturday cancelled the leave of doctors working in three state-run medical colleges after a spurt in dengue cases in 11 of the state's 30 districts.

The three medical college-cum-hospitals, which are also the main testing centres for the mosquito-borne disease, are in Cuttack, Berhampur and Burla towns.


Why dengue fever is a threat to urban population in developing nations

 Why dengue fever is a threat to urban population in developing nations Washington, Feb 21: A Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar has examined why dengue fever, a severe flu-like illness spread through the bite of mosquitoes, continues to threaten urban populations in many developing countries.


MCD plans online dengue, chikungunya reports

DengueNew Delhi, Dec 2 : The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) plans to go online with its daily status reports on diseases like dengue and chikungunya whereby private and government city hospitals can send their reports to the civic body via e-mail, a move that hopes to improve accuracy.


14 more dengue cases push Delhi total to 6,190

dengue-delhiNew Delhi, Nov 23 : The national capital reported 14 more cases of dengue Tuesday, taking the total number of people in the city infected with the vector-borne disease to 6,190, an official said.

According to a Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) official, Shahdara (North) zone is the most affected with 868 cases, followed by Rohini zone (782) and Karol Bagh (West) zone (690).

There have been eight dengue deaths in the city so far, the official added.


25 more cases of dengue in Delhi

DengueNew Delhi, Nov 20 : A total of 25 cases of dengue were reported in Delhi Saturday, while five people contracted chikungunya, officials here said.

According to a Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) report, the total number of dengue cases has reached 6,125.

The number of chikungunya cases also increased tremendously this year with as many as 65 people contracting the disease so far compared to 11 last year.


27 new dengue cases push total to 6,100 in Delhi

DengueNew Delhi, Nov 19 : A total of 27 cases of dengue were reported in the capital Friday, taking the number of vector-borne cases this season to 6,100, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi reported.

Shahdara (north) zone in east Delhi was the worst affected with 844 cases so far, while Rohini zone was the second worst-hit with 774 cases of the disease.

Of the total cases, 38 dengue patients are from outside the city.


23 fresh dengue cases in Delhi

23 fresh dengue cases in Delhi  New Delhi, Nov 15 : Delhi reported 23 fresh cases of dengue Monday as the total number of people hit by the disease this year rose to 5,973, an official said.

According to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), Shahdara (north) zone continues to be the most affected with 828 cases followed by Rohini zone (758) and Civil Lines zone (656).

Eight people have died due to the disease this year, the official added.


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.


43 new dengue cases in Delhi

43 new dengue cases in DelhiNew Delhi, Aug 24 : Forty-three more people tested positive for dengue, taking the number of those infected by the mosquito-borne disease in Delhi this year to 496, a health official said Tuesday.

"Forty-three new cases of dengue have come up in Delhi but no deaths have been reported today (Tuesday)," Municipal Corporation of Delhi's (MCD) chief medical officer N. K. Yadav told IANS.


Eight more dengue cases in Delhi

Eight more dengue cases in DelhiNew Delhi, Aug 9 : Delhi reported eight new cases of dengue Monday, taking the total number of people affected by the mosquito-borne disease in the city to 121 so far, an official said.

"Eight more people have tested positive for dengue in Delhi today (Monday) but no deaths were reported," Municipal Corporation of Delhi's chief medical officer N.K. Yadav told IANS.


Six new dengue cases in Delhi

Six new dengue cases in DelhiNew Delhi, July 31 : Six new cases of dengue were detected in the capital Saturday, taking the total number of people affected by the mosquito-borne disease to 52, an official said.

"Six people tested positive for dengue today (Saturday) in Delhi. But no deaths were reported," N.K. Yadav, chief medical officer of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), told IANS.

Delhi has so far reported one dengue death this year. (IANS)


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