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93 dengue cases in a day in Delhi, total reaches 2,821

delhi Updated: Sep 25, 2010 18:59 IST

Dengue retained its grip over the national capital with 93 fresh cases being reported today, taking the total number of patients suffering from the vector-borne disease to 2,821.

The capital has reported five dengue deaths this season.

The MCD has said students and working population are most prone to the disease and appealed to the heads of schools, offices and commercial establishments to take adequate precautions.

The civic bodies are attributing the rapid increase in dengue cases this season to prolonged monsoon and stagnation of water at Commonwealth Games construction sites.

The dengue outbreak has also raised concern among several countries which are participating in the Games to be held here from October 3.

India has issued a health advisory for participants and visitors coming for the event asking them to take precautions like carrying full-sleeve clothes and bringing mosquito repellent creams, mats or coils.

The city has also reported eight chikangunya cases this season.