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Delhi records its first Dengue case of 2019

Delhi records its first Dengue case of 2019 in January even though the disease mostly report between July and November but the period may stretch to mid December, according to a municipal report.

2,798 dengue cases and four deaths were reported last year by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation(SDMC).

According to a report released on Monday, a lone case in January has been reported by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation.

Doctors have advised people to take precaution that there was no breeding of mosquito larvae near them and recommended them to wear full sleeves clothes.

Recently, workshop had been organised by the civic bodies on prevention of the vector-borne diseases.

Last year the total number of cases that were recorded in December was around 141, 1,062 dengue cases in November and 1,114 in October, a report said.

Of the total number of dengue cases recorded last year, 374 were in September, 58 in August, 19 in July, 8 in June, 10 in May, two in April, one in March, three in February and six in January. The remaining were recorded from outside the Jurisdiction of three municipal corporation of Delhi.

473 cases of Malaria and 165 cases of chikungunya were recorded last year. However, this year no case has been recorded of malaria and chikungunya.

Apart from the vector-borne disease the capital is also seeing cold and viral fevers thus leading to increased visits at the hospital.

The earliest recognisable symptoms of a viral disease are often fatigue and body ache. Headache can also be the symptom. Vomiting and Diarrhea can also be seen in some cases, said the Doctor.

According to SDMC, 10 people died last year due to dengue in Delhi, of whom five were not the residents of the Capital. Overall, last year the vector-borne diseases affected around 9,271 people in the city.

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