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#India, #NewDelhi: #Chikungunya cases mount to 2,625, nearly 150 pc rise (Deccan Herald, September 19 2016)


Title: #India, #NewDelhi: #Chikungunya cases mount to 2,625, nearly 150 pc rise.

Subject: Chikungunya Fever, ongoing epidemic in New Delhi, India.

Source: Deccan Herald, full page: (LINK).

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Chikungunya cases mount to 2,625, nearly 150 pc rise

There seems to be no respite from the viral onslaught in Delhi where chikungunya cases have mounted to over 2,600, with 1,568 of them being recored in the last one week.

According to a municipal report released today, 2,625 chikungunya cases have been recorded in the national capital till September 17, marking a massive rise of nearly 150 per cent from the previous count. As per estimates by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation which tabulates the data for vector-borne disease cases in the national capital, on behalf of all the civic bodies here, 1,057 confirmed cases of chikungunya were reported till September 10. At least 15 fatalities due to chikungunya complications have been reported at various hospitals in the city, though SDMC and Delhi government have not acknowledged these deaths yet.



Keywords: Chikungunya Fever; India; New Delhi.