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Nov 01, 2012 at 11:26am IST

Dengue back to haunt Delhi, 98 cases confirmed

New Delhi: Dengue is back in Delhi with 98 cases identified ever since the outbreak. The experts have blamed it on the lack of fumigation and sources said that municipal workers were unwilling to work because they had not got their salaries.

The fatal fever is on the rise in the national capital, ringing alarm bells in the secretariat. According to a study by the Delhi government, as many as 98 cases of dengue fever and 201 cases of malaria have been confirmed, with a steep rise in the past 3-4 days itself.

One of the major reasons for the rise in the cases is lack of fumigation. According to sources, there has been a fight between the government and employees over salary payment.

Reacting to the outbreak, the medical fraternity has said that immediate action is needed to check the dengue menace.

Doctors believe the season is apt for mosquito breeding and dengue cases are likely to shoot up. However, what needs to be seen is how the government tackles the imminent mess as it also needs cooperation from the local residents at the ground level.