Two fresh chikungunya cases reported in Delhi

Two fresh chikungunya cases reported in Delhi

New Delhi,Two fresh cases of chikungunya have been reported in the national capital, even as the season of the vector-borne diseases ended last month.

No fresh cases of dengue, however, has been reported this month, according to a municipal report released today.

Till January 14, a total of 4,431 cases of dengue were reported, according to the report by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation which tabulates the data on behalf of all municipal corporations in the city.

Of the two fresh chikungunya cases, one was reported from an area falling outside the jurisdiction of the MCD, while in the other case, the infection was acquired from outside of Delhi.

Chikungunya and dengue cases in the national capital had tapered off by December first week ending the vector-borne disease season in the city that witnessed its outbreak in the last 10 years.

At least 15 fatalities were reported last year at various hospitals in the city due to complications triggered by chikungunya, though the civic bodies have kept the death tally at zero.

At least 21 deaths due to dengue have been reported at various hospitals, including nine at AIIMS, though the official tally of the SDMC stands at 10.

17 suspected deaths due to malaria has also been reported by the civic bodies.

In one of the worst outbreak, a total of 12,221 cases were reported in Delhi till December 24, out of which 9,749 were confirmed.

Season for the vector borne diseases begin from mid July and generally lasts till November end.