24 Dengue, 79 chikungunya cases reported in Delhi in 2017

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New Delhi: According to the information given by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, at least 24 cases of dengue and 79 cases of chikungunya have been reported in Delhi in just three months since January 1, 2017.




These cases were reported though the season for vector borne diseases in Delhi is between July and December.




According to the data, 4,431 cases of dengue were reported in 2016 and the number of chikungunya cases stood at 9,749 — one of the worst outbreaks for the disease till now.




According to the SDMC, eight of the 79 chikungunya cases were reported in April, while 34 were diagnosed in March.




“Twenty cases were detected in January and 13 in February,” said an official of the civic body. Of the total, four cases could not be accounted for.




At least six cases of dengue were reported in January, four in February, 11 in March and three in April, it said.