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Dengue cases in India doubled in 2014-15

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6676 (Published 08 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6676
  1. Cheryl Travasso
  1. 1Mumbai

While the number of malaria cases in India fell from 1 102 205 in 2014 to 792 234 in 2015 (to September), the number of dengue cases doubled from 40 571 to 84 391 over much the same period (to 15 November).1

A large increase in dengue cases in the past year was seen in several states and territories including Delhi (up from 995 to 15 531), Punjab (472 to 12 628), Haryana (214 to 8021), and West Bengal (3934 to 5703). In other states the number of cases fell, including in Odisha (6433 to 2167) and Maharashtra (8573 to 3461).

Cases of malaria dropped …

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