AIIMS Sees Surge In Number Of Chikungunya Cases With 400 Samples Testing Positive

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Updated on 4 Nov, 2016 at 12:47 pm


In a worrying news, Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on September 8 said that they have tested a total of 885 positive samples of chikungunya and dengue out of which 400 cases have come in the last two weeks.

Even as the health authorities have intensified measures to control the surging cases of vector-borne diseases, the situation seems to be getting worse.


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What must be noted, is that these are nearly 900 cases of vector-borne diseases in just one hospital.

The announcement was made by Dr. Lalit Dar of Department of Microbiology, though according to Delhi civic bodies the total number of Chikungunya cases till, September 3 was just 560.

Besides Chikungunya, cases of Dengue and Malaria have also seen a rise in number.


Looking at the severity of the case, the Cabinet Secretary has directed the health authorities at the central and state government, and municipal corporations to increase the drive to speared public awareness and keep an eye on the availability of medicines.

According to official figures, Delhi has recorded a total of 284 new Dengue cases with the total figure now reaching 771.

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