New Delhi: Despite plummeting temperature in November, the dengue havoc continues in the national capital. Diwali crackers’ smoke could not kill the deadly mosquitoes, consequently there is whopping rise in the dengue cases every day.

Scientists say, “This year’s dengue virus named DEN 3 is different from the previous one. It is not dangerous in the beginning but negligence can lead to hemorrhagic fever, which can be fatal.”

According to Dr Rajnikant, a scientist of Indian Council of Medical Research, “Dengue virus works in a cycle. Among the four dengue viruses, type 3 that is DEN 3 is active this year. Last year DEN 1 was active which spreads very fast.”

“Mosquitoes larvae are capable of easily surviving outside water, hence they are continuously growing even after the end of monsoon. Every year, dengue viruses are more active between July and October, but this year this cycle might extend till mid-November.” He added.

Chairman of health committee of MCD Dr VK Monga said, “Dengue virus is expected to be active till November 15, hence precautions must be taken and don’t allow mosquitoes to grow near houses.”

JPN/Bureau