15 cases of dengue, mosquito-breeding found at over 19200 households in Delhi: 3 new cases of dengue have been reported in May, so the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease in the national capital, Delhi in this season is around to 15, as per the latest municipal report released on Monday.
Around 14 cases of malaria have also been recorded till 26th May, with 10 of them this month.
Of these 15 cases are of the dengue, six were recorded in January, three in February, one in March, two in April and three this month, as per the various report.
This is the cases of the vector-borne diseases are usually reported between mid-July and November-end, but on this period, this can stretch up to mid-December.
There were no cases of any vector-borne disease reported until January.
In the meantime, the domestic breeding checkers have found mosquito-breeding at 19,205 households in the city till 26th May, the report said.
“24,084 legal notices have been served for mosquito-genic conditions and 1,730 prosecutions have been initiated,” it told.
PK Goel, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) Commissioner, had issued an advisory on prevention and control of vector-borne diseases in the city Delhi on the last month.
He had also urged to the heads of the educational institutions and offices to cooperate in checking mosquito breeding in their areas.
The commissioner also suggested people buy coolers designed by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) that can stop and prevents mosquito-breeding, instead of conventional desert coolers.
He also asked heads of a variety of offices to nominate nodal officer in order to make sure the compliance with advisory and proper prevention.
In the last year, 2017, in Delhi at least 10 people died because of the dengue and the report is according to the SDMC, which tabulates data for the entire city also.
Out of the 10 victims, 5 victims were not Delhi residents but had died in the national capital, though.
The mosquito-borne tropical disease also has its first victim in Delhi, on 2018, in the month of August 1, when a 12-year-old boy died of dengue shock syndrome at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH).
Three more deaths were reported in October by the SDMC and the numbers of malaria and chikungunya cases also recorded in, in the last year which was stood at 1,142 and 940, correspondingly.