NEW DELHI: The vector-borne disease, dengue has transformed into a serious issue in the National Capital region, affecting a staggering 10,683. Health officials claim that the current situation has been proved to be the worst as the number of dengue cases have already crossed from that of the 1996 dengue outbreak.
The Delhi Health Department said that the present scenario has outclassed the 1996 dengue outbreak, which killed 420 people with 10,252 cases being recorded. On the other hand, the present dengue outbreak in Delhi has already killed 41 affected people citing the severity of the issue.
The Delhi Government has equipped the a national technical nodal office with all the machinery required to control and check the spread of dangerous virus. However, as of now the virus seems to be actively spreading throughout the National Capital region, with the latest case of a old Delhi Police officer, being reported as positive for dengue virus.
A municipal report on the vector-prone disease released on Tuesday said that more than 3000 cases were recorded in the last week, which describes the pace at which the virus has been spreading. The Delhi Government has been struggling to address the issue, as there aren’t any medicine yet to cure the dreadful disease, the Indian Express reports.
The Health Ministry on the other hand, requested the civilians to be cautious and to follow good hygiene in order to control the dengue outbreak.