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2006 dengue outbreak in India

  Cases of dengue fever were reported first from New Delhi in early September and by end of September other states in India also started to report deaths due to dengue fever.




  • New Delhi : By early October more than 590 cases of dengue fever were reported from Delhi and over 367 from neighbouring states who had come to New Delhi for treatment.[1]
  • Rajasthan By September 12, more than 35 patients were treated for dengue fever in Rajasthan[2]
  • Chandigarh: 159 cases of dengue fever were reported from the union territory of Chandigarh. These were reported from Post-graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, the government run multi-specialty hospital. However out of 159 only 29 were from Chandigarh and the remaining were from Punjab, Harayana and Uttar Pradesh who had come to chandigarh for treatment.[3]
  • Uttar Pradesh: Over 214 suspected cases of the diseases were reported from Uttar Pradesh.[1]
  • Andhra Pradesh: One person succumbed to the disease and at least five were treated for the dengue fever in Andhra Pradesh.[1]
  • West Bengal: Over 30 people were treated for dengue fever in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal for suspected dengue fever.[1]
  • By October 9, 2006 more than fifty deaths were reported to dengue fever and more than 3613 patients were treated for this disease.[1]

Statistical Data

Government of India's Heath Department released the statistical data related to dengue fever in a press statement on Sunday October 8, 2006. [4]

  Nationwide Data on Dengue Outbreak: Released by Ministry of Health, Government of India

State Cases Reported
New Delhi 886
Kerala 713
Gujarat 424
Rajasthan 326
West Bengal 314
Tamil Nadu 306
Maharastra 226
Uttar Pradesh 79
Harayana 65
Karnataka 59
Andhra Pradesh 9
  • on October 13, 2006 six persons died due to dengue fever in Delhi. It was the highest number of deaths reported from Delhi in a day due to this disease. [5]

High Profile Dengue Cases

  • The magnitude of the issue was highlighted when a practicing doctor and a student, Kamallah Raj Kiran studying in seventh semester at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences died due to dengue fever. As on 30 September 2006 at least 12 medicos and 5 employees of AIIMS were tested positive with dengue fever. [6]
  • Two grandsons (Rohan & Madhav) and Son-in-law (Vijay Tankha) of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were admitted to the private ward of AIIMS for suspected dengue fever. [7]


  • The prevent the outbreak Government of India’s Ministry of Health set up a control room Directorate of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme in New Delhi to monitor the situation and to provide technical guidance and logistic support to the affected states and union territories. [8]
  • To prevent the worsening situation heath workers in New Delhi sprayed pesticides to eradicate the menace [9]

See also

  • 2006 dengue outbreak in Pakistan
  • Dengue fever
  • Dengue in India-Pictures

Reference and Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e More dengue, chikungunya cases reported, NDTV Web Version, Accessed 9 October 2006
  2. ^ Dengue cases on the rise in Rajasthan, Hindustan Times. Accessed 9 October 2006
  3. ^ Chandigarh reports 159 suspected dengue cases, Daily India, Accessed 9 October 2006
  4. ^ Nationwide data on outbreak, The Hindu. Accessed: October 9, 2006
  5. ^ [,000600010001.htm Highest no of dengue deaths in Delhi today, Hindustan Times.] Accessed: October 13
  6. ^ AIIMS student dies of dengue in Delhi, Daily News and Analysis. Accessed 9 October 2006
  7. ^ Delhi govt to review dengue situation, The Times of India. Accessed 9 October 2006
  8. ^
  9. ^ Indian health workers spray pesticides as dengue fever death toll rises to 55, International Herald Tribune. Accessed 9 October 2006
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