Chikungunya & Dengue Cases Rise: A Look Inside The Fever Wards In Delhi Hospitals

The number of chikungunya cases reported in Delhi shot up by more than 20 times in a week, according to the latest report. While 20 cases were reported until August 20, the figure rose to 423 cases as on August 27 in the report collated for the city by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC).

The city’s civic bodies have attributed the sharp rise to prevailing atmospheric conditions, and fear the number of cases may increase because more rain is predicted this week.

The number of dengue cases too have seen a sharp spike, with over 176 new cases reported in the capital between August 20 and 27. The disease is carried by the same vector — the Aedes mosquito — with similar symptoms as chikungunya in the initial phase. The difference is there are severe joint pains in case of dengue.

 

 

The number of chikungunya cases reported in Delhi shot up by more than 20 times in a week, according to the latest report. While 20 cases were reported until August 20, the figure rose to 423 cases as on August 27 in the report collated for the city by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC). The city’s civic bodies have attributed the sharp rise to prevailing atmospheric conditions, and fear the number of cases may increase because more rain is predicted this week. The number of dengue cases too have seen a sharp spike, with over 176 new cases reported in the capital between August 20 and 27. The disease is carried by the same vector — the Aedes mosquito — with similar symptoms as chikungunya in the initial phase. The difference is there are severe joint pains in case of dengue.