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Metro Matters | To defeat dengue, Delhi needs a multipronged approach

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The disease burden can be reduced with disciplined urbanisation, provision of basic amenities, public participation and sustained prevention mechanisms

Rainfall, humidity and temperature determine dengue transmission dynamics not just in Delhi but all across the world where the disease is endemic (Hindustan Times)

Delhi reported the highest number of dengue cases this year since the 2015 outbreak. The infection rate has been ebbing over the last week or so. While a prolonged monsoon was blamed for aiding mosquito breeding that spread the disease, the dipping temperature is being credited for the drop in numbers.

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