146 cases of chikungunya, 87 of dengue in Delhi

146 cases of chikungunya, 87 of dengue in Delhi
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New Delhi: Nearly 150 cases of chikungunya have been reported in Delhi this year, with 9 of them being recorded this month, even as authorities gear up to combat the outbreak of vector-borne diseases.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had last month directed the authorities to make a comprehensive plan in the matter, while the civic bodies are keeping a tab on mosquito-breeding, in and out of homes, through regular monitoring.
87 cases of dengue have also been reported till June 17, according to a municipal report.
Though the season of vector-borne diseases had ended in December, the city continues to report such cases, prompting authorities to prepare a roadmap for the combat plan.
As many as 4,431 cases of dengue were reported till the end of 2016.
In one of the worst outbreak, a total of 12,221 chikungunya cases were reported in Delhi till December 24, 2016, out of which 9,749 were confirmed.
The season for the vector-borne diseases begins from mid-July and generally lasts till November-end. PTI

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