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Number of dengue cases in Delhi is highest for five years

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 04 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4199
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

Public health experts in India are urging the government to do more to control dengue fever in Delhi, as the number of cases reported so far this year has reached the highest number for five years.

As at 25 July 40 cases of dengue had been reported in Delhi, more than double the 16 cases in the same period last year. In July alone, 20 cases were reported in Delhi, five in children. However, so far this year no deaths have been reported from the disease. Last year 995 …

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