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Malaria, dengue, chikungunya hit Delhi with a vengeance

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NEW DELHI: Three fresh cases of chikungunya have been reported in Delhi in the first week of July 2018.

As many as 33 dengue and 54 malaria cases have been reported in Delhi so far this season, according to a municipal report released on July 9, 2018.

Of the 54 malaria cases, eight were reported in the first week of July alone, 25 in June, 17 in May, one each in April and March, and two in February.

Only three fresh cases of dengue, another vector-borne disease, were reported in Delhi between July 1 and July 7.

Of the total 33 dengue cases this season, three were reported in July, six in January, three in February, one in March, two in April, 10 in May and eight in June, according to the report released by South Delhi Municipal Corporation, which tabulates data on vector-borne diseases for the entire city.

Three fresh cases of chikungunya have been reported in the first week of July, taking its total this season to 16.

Cases of malaria and dengue are usually reported between July and November, but the period may stretch to mid-December.

No case of such disease was reported till January 13.

The release said domestic breeding checkers had found mosquito-breeding in 47,213 households in the city till July 7.

The corporation has served 53,137 notices for various violations and 3,970 prosecutions have been initiated.

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