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Ten dengue cases in Delhi; three from outside the city

delhi Updated: Jul 15, 2010 00:50 IST

Two fresh cases of dengue were reported in the city on Wednesday, taking the number of infected people to ten this season.

Two patients one from Rohini zone and another from Civil Lines tested positive for dengue on Wednesday, taking the incidence to 10, including three outstation cases.

According to official data, while four cases were reported from MCD area, three were from NDMC area and three patients are from outside the capital but admitted to hospitals.

"One person from Civil Lines and another from Rohini tested positive for dengue," municipal health officials said.

"While one is a 22-year-old youth who is admitted in the Bara Hindu Rao hospital, another case was reported from Sunder Lal hospital," they said.

MCD this year is procuring 14 vehicle-mounted fogging machines and 247 hand-held pulse jet type thermal fogging machines to prevent breeding of mosquitoes in the city.

The first case in the capital was reported in June. There are concerns among the civic agencies about spread of dengue this season as the city will host the Commonwealth Games in October, a month which witnesses high prevalence of vector-borne diseases.