Via The Times of India: Chikungunya, dengue strike with equal might. Excerpt:
JAIPUR: Dengue and chikungunya are striking people together in the city. Nineteen new cases of dengue and 21 new cases of chikungunya were reported in Jaipur on Friday. In other parts of the state, dengue continued to take a toll on the health of people, whereas the cases of chikungunya are sporadic.
Besides, other seasonal diseases like malaria and viral fever have become a headache for health authorities. Health minister Rajendra Rathore directed Sawai Man Singh Hospital's administration to improve facilities for patients suffering from seasonal diseases. He directed the officials to increase medicine units from two to four at the hospital's out-patient department.
A senior health department official said that the cases of vector-borne diseases are not specifically coming from a particular area but are from different areas of the city. He said that chikungunya and dengue weren't affecting people together in the past few years, but this time around, both diseases are victimising people in almost equal numbers.
Health department figures revealed that 425 cases of dengue have already been reported, while 479 persons have tested positive for chikungunya. The health department has started fogging with its increased resources.