Despite a significant dip in mercury levels, the Capital continues to report a substantial number of fresh dengue cases. According to the MCD, 35 new cases of the vectorborne disease were recorded on Tuesday, taking the total number this season to 5,837. Cases of dengue generally start declining with the advent of winter.

New Delhi: While dengue is showing a downward trend, chikungunya cases are on the rise. Though MCD maintains that so far just 33 cases have been reported in the city, residents of upmarket colonies like Jangpura, Defence Colony, Green Park and Vasant Kunj claim the disease is on the rise and MCD is not taking preventive measures.

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Government has sanctioned an additional Rs.35 crore to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi for intensifying anti-larval and anti-vector measures to effectively control diseases like dengue, chikungunya and malaria in the Capital.

This was decided at a high-level meeting attended by Health Minister Prof. Kiran Walia and Finance Minister Dr. A.K. Walia.

New Delhi: Due to a rise in the number of Chikungunya cases in the city, there is growing concern about the steps and precautions that need to be taken once someone is inflicted with the virus. Doctors warn that while severe joint pain and continuing weakness might be a cause for concern, utmost care needs to be taken to ensure that the patient gets adequate rest.

New Delhi: Even as the city is trying to fight the dengue menace, another mosquitoborne disease

College students will be the new warriors in the war against malaria.

Alongside dengue, malaria, conjunctivitis and viral fever, Delhiites are now fighting rising chikungunya cases with the Municipal Corporation of Delhi already reporting 21 cases in the past 30 days.

According to the World Health Organisation, chikungunya is a viral disease that is spread by mosquitoes. It causes fever and severe joint pain.

The nation, it seems, is in the sickroom this monsoon. Hospitals in Delhi are overcrowded with dengue cases, running into a few thousands, and last week, more than 75 cases were detected on a single day. Outbreaks of chikungunya have been declared over the last two months in as many as 14 states. Doctors in Mumbai are worrying over a major malaria epidemic.

Doctors insist chikungunya is not as big a concern as malaria, but as many as 22 people have tested positive for chikungunya this monsoon and admitted in hospitals across the city.

The number of people going in for tests has risen to around 150 from last year

Even as 86 new cases of dengue