New Delhi, Aug 8 (IBNS): A fresh dengue case has been reported in Delhi, health officials said on Wednesday.
A man from Okhla Industrial Area was diagnosed with the disease on Tuesday.
With this, the total number of dengue cases in Delhi this year rose to 10, a health official said.
According to reports, the total number of dengue cases in Delhi last year was 25.
Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is an infectious tropical disease caused by the dengue virus.
Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash that is similar to measles.
In a small proportion of cases the disease develops into the life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever, resulting in bleeding, low levels of blood platelets and blood plasma leakage, or into dengue shock syndrome, where dangerously low blood pressure occurs.