Seven fresh dengue cases surface in Delhi, 1068 affected in totality

New Delhi, Nov 29 : With seven fresh cases of dengue emerging in the capital, the State health department has said that the total number of people affected by this mosquito-borne disease has reached 1,068.

Debashish Bhattacharya, the state nodal health officer for dengue cases, confirmed seven new cases of dengue on Saturday.

Of the total affected, 1,055 are Delhi residents and 13 from outside the city, he added.

The arrival of winter has been attributed as the primary cause for the spread of dengue in the city.

Malaysia may impose quarantine after dengue fever outbreak

Dengue mosquitoKuala Lumpur - Malaysia is considering imposing a quarantine in a small northern town in the state of Perak as part of efforts to stem a dengue fever outbreak, a news report said Friday.

Killing mosquitoes may up prevalence of deadliest form of dengue

Dengu SymptomLondon, July 17 : While mosquito controlling measures are considered to be the only way to fight dengue, a large-scale survey in Thailand has revealed that fewer mosquitoes may increase the prevalence of the deadliest form of the disease.

Yoshiro Nagao and colleagues at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine say that dengue, which is also known as “breakbone fever”, is generally not fatal for the first time around.

Dengue fever kills 21 people in Vietnam

Hanoi  - Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne virus, has killed at least 21 people out of 22,000 infected in Vietnam so far this year, an official said Thursday.

The number of people killed by the virus is 25 per cent lower than the same period last year and the number of people infected is 14 per cent lower, according to Nguyen Huy Nga, director of the Ministry of Health's Preventive Medicine Department.

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