4 Oct 2010

Athlete contracts dengue fever

6:00 am on 4 October 2010

The first case of dengue fever in the athletes' village has added to the woes of Delhi officials already facing criticism for shoddy preparations ahead of the biggest-ever Commonwealth Games.

Ruptu Gogoi, a member of the Indian lawn bowling team, contracted the mosquito-borne viral disease and has been admitted to hospital.

More than a thousand cases, including three deaths, have been reported in the city since June and organisers have tried a number of methods, including 'mosquito fish', to stop the spread of the disease.