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Dengue in India

The dengue outbreak in recent weeks has claimed 98 lives in India and the number of people reporting symptoms is steadily growing, latest reports say. Chikungunya, another viral disease, has hit mostly southern states and some pockets in the west and north of the country.

At least 4,809 people are being treated for dengue across the nation. The diseases are spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. A break up of the dengue scene shows 28 people have died from the disease in Delhi - 1,281 others are being treated for symptoms. While Gujarat has reported 441 cases, West Bengal has reported 405 cases. The number of cases reported in other parts of India are : Uttar Pradesh 418, Tamil Nadu 307, Punjab 250, Haryana 100,Karnataka 90, Kerala 794, Rajasthan 456, Maharashtra 240 and 27 cases in Andhra Pradesh.

As many as 1,610 cases of chikungunya have been reported. While 679 cases have been reported in Maharashtra, 294 have been reported in Karnataka. Two hundred and forty eight in Andhra Pradesh, 145 in Gujarat, 111 in Tamil Nadu, 62 in Madhya Pradesh, 38 in Kerala and 9 cases in Puducherry have also been reported.

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