1996 - Dengue/dengue haemorrhagic fever in India - Update
24 October 1996
Disease Outbreak Reported
The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), Delhi reported 5 930 cases of dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever of which 251 were fatal as at 22 October 1996. These numbers were based on reports received from hospitals in Delhi. Over half of 783 serum samples tested had antibodies to dengue virus in MAC-ELISA/HI tests. Dengue virus serotype 2 has been isolated by All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.