40 Dengue cases reported In Delhi in 2021.
This year, 40 cases of dengue have been reported in the national capital, according to a civic report published Monday.
This figure for the period from January 1 to July 17 is the highest since 2019 when the count stood at 32.
Only four cases have been reported in July, according to the report.
Dengue mosquito larvae breed in clear, standing water, while malaria mosquitoes thrive even in dirty water.
Vector-borne disease cases are generally reported between July and November, but the period can extend into mid-December.
The SDMC, Delhi’s nodal agency for vector-borne disease control, in a statement issued last week, had said 1,441 construction sites had been inspected as part of an ongoing campaign, and mosquitoes had been reported to breed in 334 of them.
The public health department took action against the owners and contractors of these sites by issuing 160 legal notices and 175 challans, it said.
Prominent construction sites where mosquito breeding was found included the L&T construction site in Bhairo Marg, the Reliance construction site, the Afcon construction site in Sarai Kale Khan, the Sahitya Academy in Dwarka Sector 11, a Delhi government dispensary in Dwarka, a Delhi government school in Hari Nagar and Shapoorji Pallonji’s construction site at the ITPO complex, the statement read.
According to the civic report issued by municipal corporations, the monthly distribution of cases this year is January (0), February (2), March (5), April (10) and May (12), and June (7), He said.
In previous years, the cases in the same period were – 50 (2016), 98 (2017), 43 (2018), 32 (2019), and 28 (2020), according to the report.
However, so far no dengue deaths have been reported in the city, he said.
According to the civic report released Monday, 17 cases of malaria and 10 cases of chikungunya have also been reported as of July 17 this year.
Malaria, dengue fever, and chikungunya are accompanied by a high fever, and therefore doctors feel that people may suspect that they have contracted COVID-19.
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