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The Dengue falls rise to 1,875 in Delhi- Business News

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New Delhi, November 12 (PTI) Nearly 280 fresh cases of dengue have been reported in the last week in the national capital, with the total number of people diagnosed with the vector-borne disease this season to 1,875, a report was released from Monday. According to the report, there has been a death due to dengue this year until November 10th. At least 1 114 cases were reported only in October. In addition, 450 cases of malaria and 141 of chikungunya have been reported this season until November 10 reported the report. Of the 1,875 dengue cases this year, 374 were recorded in September, 58 in August 19 in July, eight in June, 10 in May, two in April, one in March, three in February and six in January. Two malaria cases were reported in February, each in April and March, 17 in May, 25 in June, 42 in July, 82 in August, 138 in September and 130 in October, according to the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) tabling data on vector borne diseases in the city. Doctors have urged people to take precautions to ensure that there are no mosquitoes at home and also urged people to wear the entire sleeves and use mosquito nets at home while they are sleeping. Water coolers should be wiped up when they are not used as dengue infection carrying mosquitoes breeding so much, a doctor said. The fall of vector-borne diseases is usually reported between July and November, but the period may extend to mid-December. No vector-borne disease cases were reported until January 13th. The report said home inspections found mosquitoes in 2 25 593 households in the city until 10 November and 1,80 321 legal messages were reported for various violations and 25 2570 prosecution initiated. "As a proactive measure, the governor of Delhi had directed a local body a few months ago and other bodies to intensify vector control measures. He also requested regular meetings at district courts with all stakeholders to review the situation in their respective districts. According to the SDMC, 10 people died due to dengue in Delhi last year, five of whom were not resident in the national capital Overall, the vector-borne disease affected 9,271 people in the city last year. PTI PLB PLB KJ KJ

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