By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

Health officials in Delhi, India recorded some 5,600 dengue fever cases in November, bringing the tally to 7,128 year to date, the most in the national capital in a year since 2015.


Nearly 1,850 new cases have been logged in the past week alone. The disease has killed nine people in the city this year.

The cases of dengue usually start increasing in July after the monsoon showers and peak in October. The number of cases goes down by November when the temperatures start dipping.

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Dengue causes a wide spectrum of signs and symptoms. According to WHO, these can range from subclinical disease (people may not know they are even infected) to severe flu-like symptoms in those infected. Although less common, some people develop severe Dengue, which can be any number of complications associated with severe bleeding, organ impairment and/or plasma leakage. Severe Dengue has a higher risk of death when not managed appropriately.