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Spectre of vector-borne disease like dengue looms large on the national capital.

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Delhi: Surely, residents of Delhi have to be more cautious this season. Since there is an early dip in temperature, there may be a spurt in dengue cases as warned by for public health experts from Municipal Corporations.

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Spectre of vector-borne disease like dengue looms large on the national capital.

According to the latest report on the vector-borne disease, nearly 110 cases of dengue have been found in the last week. And this is the highest weekly count this year till now. According to Senior civic official ls, cold weather forces adult mosquitoes to move indoors in search of warmer environments. 

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One of the officials said that every year, during this season change phase, there is a peak in dengue malaria caseload. Since the monsoon has been withdrawn early, there is a need that we take precautions early this year. 

So according to the report, out of 110 cases that have been found last week, 94 patients were from various parts of the city, while 14 of them acquired infection from other states. And in the remaining two cases, the addresses could not be traced. 

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Till now, a total of 489 dengue cases, 206 malaria cases and 74 chikungunya cases have been reported this year out of which the maximum number of cases have come from South Delhi followed by North Delhi.

One of the officials said,  “Mosquitoes prefer warmer environments (above 30 degrees). Once the temperature dips to about 20 degrees, they become less active and they become fully dormant below 10 degrees.” He added,”

“Besides keeping their doors and windows closed during the evening hours, people should also periodically inspect money plants, water coolers and other such potential mosquito breeding sites indoors.”

 

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