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Dengue, Chikungunya Cases Up In Delhi

Dengue, Chikungunya Cases Up In Delhi

Chikungunya is refusing to let go of its grip on Delhi with patients swamping the hospitals including AIIMS which itself has tested nearly 890 blood test samples positive for the vector-borne disease in the last two months. “At our AIIMS laboratories, 885 chikungunya blood test samples have tested positive in the last two months (July-August). Cases are rising and more and more people are getting affected,” Lalit Dar of Department of Microbiology at AIIMS said.

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) which compiles the vector-borne disease cases report on behalf of all civic bodies has pegged the total number of dengue cases this season at over 770.

The 128 fresh chikungunya cases, reported by the SDMC in the last one week, measures too little compared to the cases being reported at hospitals, on an average close to 200 per week.

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/chikungunya-on-rise-aiims-tests-885-blood-samples-positive/article9085941.ece