21 alarmingly new cases of dengue in Delhi


Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is a life threatening disease.  Dengue fever is caused by four closely related virus serotypes of the genus Flavivirus, family Flaviviridae.  The fever is generally spread through the mosquito bite.  Capital city of India, New Delhi, has reported 21 new cases of dengue. 

It was reported that a total of 215 cases of dengue fever has been seen this year.  This increasing trend of dengue fever has caught attention of health officials as it is a fatal disease.  One person has died due to dengue this year in Delhi.

Twenty-one more people have tested positive for dengue in Delhi though no death has been reported until today (Saturday),”Municipal Corporation of Delhi’s chief medical officer N K Yadav said.

This is the season of rain...

in most part of the country.  Rain can stagnate water regions of New Delhi due to improper drainage system.  This leads to increase of mosquitoes and thereby can increase the chances of diseases that are spread through mosquitoes, including dengue fever.

Be cautious of the risks in your surrounding region and try to keep yourself healthy.

Source: Timesofindia


5 Responses

  1. take bti mosquito lravicide 100 gm blocks and throw them in whereever water stagnates . every once in a month.
    this will kill mosquito larvae .
    use our LLIN mosquito nets . easy to install on bed s.
    donate free in your area.

  2. A M Zargar says:

    Dengue is bound to make its presence felt in whole of Okhla area mostly inhabited by Muslims, because of following reasons.
    1) The whole area is dirty. One finds filth & dirt scattered all round. MCD pays least attention to the general cleanliness in the area.
    2) The area is highly populated. It is infested with redi-wallas selling fruits & vegetables. Their left-over attracts mosquitoes, flies etc. which are responsible for spread of disease. Major part of the motor able & walk able road is usurped by these unauthorised redi-wallas in connivance with police.
    3)There is no sufficient parking space inside Batla House. Cars parked on roads hinder manual cleaning in the morning.
    4) Illegal constructions are going on with full & active connivance of DMC & Police. In case of any natural calamity, there will be a disaster of unimaginable proportions.
    The problem requires immediate solution by taking following steps.
    a) A Multi-layer parking space needs to be constructed at the entrance of Batla House. In one floor it could also the redi-wallas. For this purpose land needs to be Identified & for that purpose, Jamia Millia Islamia needs to be consulted & taken into confidence. In my opinion, with sincere efforts & rational thinking, this problem can be solved.
    b) Restrict entry of Rickshawallas inside Batla House. Often they are seen wandering empty thereby contributing to the rush & mess. To start with, a Rickshawaal should be allowed inside, only when one returns from inside after dropping the passenger.
    c) Make temporary arrangement for redi-wallas selling fruit & vegetables. Tell them to carry a waste basket along. In absence of such baskets, the left-over attract animals fuelling further dirt & filth.
    d) Immediately put a Divider (Red traffic plastic poles) on the main road to regulate traffic.
    e) Pending Construction of a Multi layer Parking, allow Day/night parking on the sidelines of main Jamia Millia Road. By the way the University has plenty available vacant Parking space which can be utilised till permanent arrangements are made.
    Remember Common wealth games are approaching fast & some activity is going to be held in Jamia Millia Grounds as well. Since Jamia Nagar, Batla House are in the vicinity, We may have to face shame if urgent steps are not taken immediately.

  3. An Appeal to all the shop keepers of Jamia Nagar, Okhla

    Kindly remove the encroachment of the footpath (Shops/Extended Shops). In many areas of Jamia Nagar, Okhla the entire footpath is occupied by the shop keepers (Juice Shops, Meat Shops, General Stores, Cloth Merchants and Mechanics etc). The entire space on footpath is occupied by putting tables, chairs to extend shop area which is illegal and forces the pedestrians to walk on main road, risking their lives. We require your immediate attention that will help to reduce the traffic problems in Okhla.

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