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95 more test positive; dengue cases reach 3,108 in Delhi

delhi Updated: Sep 28, 2010 21:33 IST

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Delhi continued to grapple with dengue outbreak as cases of the vector-borne disease today reached 3,108 after 95 more patients tested positive. The capital has reported five dengue deaths this season.

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 sending teams to participate 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, oils, mats or coils.

The government has sought to play down concerns over dengue during the Games saying the prevalent variant of the mosquito-borne disease was not very dangerous.