New Delhi: The female mosquitoes of Aedes aegypti also known as tiger mosquito have rapidly spread the deadly dengue virus in the nation capital. On Friday, 12 fresh dengue cases were reported within 24 hours. As many as 50 patients have been confirmed dengue positive in Eastern and North-eastern parts of Delhi.

With the detection of new cases the Directorate of Health Services and Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has fasten up their efforts to control the menace of vector borne disease. Fogging and spraying of anti-larvae has started.

Till now, 314 cases of dengue have been detected. If the Health Directorate is to be believed the 700 cases of dengue are expected this year.

Chairman, MCD Health Committee, Dr VK Monga said, “The cases of dengue are on the rise. Since the weather is conducive for the hyperactivity of the dengue virus, citizens should take extra precautionary measures.”

JPN/Bureau