Delhi reports first death due to dengue this year

By Rajan Nath -- October 18, 2021 12:34 pm -- Updated:October 18, 2021 12:40 pm

Delhi reported its first death due to dengue this year, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) sources said on Monday.

A total of 723 cases of dengue have been recorded so far in 2021, according to the data released by the SDMC.

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According to the same report, a total of 480 cases of dengue have been reported in the national capital so far this year.

In October, the national capital saw a total of 382 new dengue cases, 29 cases of malaria, and 13 cases of chikungunya.

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Dengue virus (DENV) causes fever and hemorrhagic symptoms. DENV-2 is associated with more severe diseases.

Dengue 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 four DENV serotypes mean that it is possible to be infected four times. Dengue season begins post-monsoon and stays till the onset of winter.

-PTC News

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