The number of dengue cases in the national capital and its adjoining areas has climbed to 55, civic officials said on Thursday.
According to figures from the municipal corporations, 48 cases of dengue have been reported from the capital. The remaining seven cases are from the adjoining areas in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana as of 13 Sep tember. Similarly, 41 cases of malaria have been recorded in the national capital
The civic bodies have taken various measures to control dengue in the city. ‘People are being challaned for mosquito breeding. They are penalised by charging a maximum fine of Rs. 500’, said a civic officer.
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A total of 45 deaths due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) have been reported from eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar during this year, parliament was told Tuesday .
All the deaths have been in eastern UP, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.
He said while the two eastern UP districts of Gorakhpur and Basti reported 277 cases, 14 were reported from Bihar.
JE is a mosquito-borne disease, the symptoms of which include fever, headache and convulsions. It has a high mortality rate among children.
Azad said a national programme for prevention and control of JE was started with a multi-pronged strategy in 60 high endemic districts of five states, including UP and Bihar.
Some of the aims of the programme were strengthening and expansion of JE vaccination in affected districts, strengthening of surveillance, vector control, access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation facilities to the target population in affected areas, he said.
During the current year, an amount of Rs.346.9 million and Rs.603.83 million is allocated to the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar respectively for controlling the disease, he added.
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The number of dengue cases in the capital has reached 5,462, a municipal health officer said Monday.
Though the number reported every week has reduced, the cases are still being witnessed in different parts of the city.
Most cases have been reported from the north zone (2,167), followed by south (1,642) and east (1,508) zones.
An additional 69 cases have been reported from the National Capital Region, including parts of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
Having surpassed the 2012 figure, the number of cases this year is nearing the 2010 figure (6,229).
Source: New Indian Express