Dengue Free India: Fight Against Dengue

Across the world, 390 million people over the year are affected by Dengue, says the the World Health Organization. With a huge share of victims, India has been a country burdened with both medical and enconomic repercussions of the disease. First epidemic of clinical dengue like illness in India was recorded in Chennai in 1780, The first evidence of occurrence of first virologically proven dengue fever in the country was reported in 1956 from Vellore district in Tamil Nadu, while first epidemic of dengue fever was reported in Kolkata and Eastern coast of India in 1963.

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