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Tibetan Colony in Delhi Reports 200 Cases of Dengue Fever

Tibetan Colony in Delhi Reports 200 Cases of Dengue Fever
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As Delhi is under the grip of Dengue fever, Mr. Legkey Dorjee, the Tibetan welfare officer of Samyeling Tibetan colony, Majnu ka Tilla in Delhi said that around 200 cases of dengue fever have been reported from the colony. Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is considered as an infectious tropical disease which is caused by the dengue virus.

"The dispensary of the Health Department of Central Tibetan Administration [CTA] in the Tibetan colony have treated around 100 dengue cases so far apart from many Tibetans who are under the treatment of private and government hospitals in Delhi. Around 200 positive cases of dengue have been reported and around 10 to 15 fresh cases are reported every day. It's not stopping but no fatalities so far in the colony," says Mr. Dorjee.

Despite repeated efforts by the Delhi government and other organizations, such as defogging and spraying, they have failed to check the out-break of dengue in the Tibetan colony. The number of cases reported so far in this year is 200, it was 160 in 2012. It is still expected to increase.

The Delhi city has reported around 2000 total number of dengue cases (till September 24); and the hospitals across the city have reported 16 deaths so far. Many Indian cities are under the grip of dengue fever including Mumbai.