New Delhi: Less than a week after the monsoon hit the national capital, scores of cases of dengue and malaria have already been reported. More than 86 cases of Malaria and five cases of dengue have been reported, which is almost double the number of cases reported in 2011 till early July. But health authorities say there is no cause for alarm.
MCD Health Officer NK Yadav said, "There is increased surveillance and previously we were getting figures only from malaria clinics. Now this year, the National Institute of Malaria Research, we have added, so number of cases coming from that laboratory is added. But there is no need of any alarm, no cause of any alarm."
But Doctors advise caution and say it's not just malaria and dengue one needs to worry about.
Dr Sarika Chandra of the Internal Medicine department at Kailash Hospital said, "Water borne diseases like gastroenteritis, cholera, typhoid, jaundice also show an increase and for that basically the general community, the patients should take precaution."...more
01:40 PM, Jul 12, 2012