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Eight fresh dengue cases reported

The number of dengue cases has shot up to 76 in the Capital, with eight more persons testing positive for the disease on Wednesday. There has also been one dengue death in the Capital. The victim had contracted the disease during a visit to his hometown in Bihar. HT reports

delhi Updated: Aug 04, 2010 23:13 IST
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The number of dengue cases has shot up to 76 in the Capital, with eight more persons testing positive for the disease on Wednesday. There has also been one dengue death in the Capital. The victim had contracted the disease during a visit to his hometown in Bihar.

Till now, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has issued notice to 37,187 people and fined 3,942 for mosquito breeding on their premises. “We’re taking all necessary precautions to ensure there's no outbreak,” said an MCD official.

Meanwhile, 20 new cases of influenza A (H1N1), also known as swine flu, were reported from the city, with one person succumbing to the disease. Eight persons have died of swine flu in Delhi this season.