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#India, #NewDelhi: #Chikungunya #menace continues unabated in city (Deccan Herald, October 4 2016)


Title: #India, #NewDelhi: #Chikungunya #menace continues unabated in city.

Subject: Chikungunya Fever outbreak in India.

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

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Chikungunya menace continues unabated in city

The chikungunya menace continues unabated with the city seeing over 1,000 cases each for the past two weeks. There has been a sharp increase of nearly 1,600 more chikungunya cases in the past one week across the city, said a weekly municipal report on Monday.

A week prior to that saw 1,070 chikungunya cases in Delhi. So far vector-borne diseases have claimed 40 lives in Delhi this season - 18 people have died of chikungunya, 17 people have succumbed to dengue, and malaria has claimed five lives. But the latest report compiled by the nodal agency, South Delhi Municipal Corporation, only mentions four deaths due to dengue.



Keywords: India; New Delhi; Chikungunya Fever.