First death due to dengue reported in New Delhi this year; 723 total cases: Report

New Delhi: The national capital has reported the first death due to dengue this year, 2021 while the number of cases of the vector-borne disease has climbed to over 723, according to a civic report released on Monday. Of the total count of dengue cases in Delhi this year, 382 have been reported this month till October 16, while the cumulative number of cases this year till October 9 figured at 480.

As per the civic report on vector-borne diseases released on Monday, one death and a total of 723 dengue cases have been recorded this season till October 16, which is the highest count since 2018 for the corresponding period. In September this season, 217 cases were logged, the highest count for the month in the last three years.

Dengue virus causes fever and haemorrhagic symptoms. DENV-2 is associated with more severe diseases. The infections are caused by four closely related viruses named DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, and DEN-4. These four viruses are called serotypes because each has different interactions with the antibodies in the human blood serum, the report said.


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