Dengue fever hits Commonwealth Games

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:39 PM ET

The athletes' village may be vastly improved and the opening ceremony was a success but the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi are now dealing with yet another controversy as a member of India's lawn bowls team contracted dengue fever.

Local media reports that the team's manager Ruptu Gogoi became sick at the athletes' village and was taken to hospital where a doctor confirmed Sunday that he had dengue fever but is in stable condition and will be released shortly.

The disease is contracted through mosquito bites and causes flu-like symptoms. A particularly bad outbreak of dengue fever has hit the country this year with more than 3,450 cases reported in Dehli. So far seven people have died from it.

Shortly after, Australian cyclist Mark Renshaw pulled out of the games citing health concerns over contracting the disease himself.


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