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Six more dengue cases reported

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, October 01, 2013
First Published: 19:15 IST(1/10/2013) | Last Updated: 19:16 IST(1/10/2013)

Six more cases of dengue were reported here on Tuesday. The patients are undergoing treatment at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital.

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While four patients belong to Pakhowal Road, Krishna Nagar, Prem Nagar and Jagraon in the district, the other two are from Barnala and Fategarh Sahib.

A total 208 cases of dengue have been reported from city hospitals this year. Of them 104 patients are from Ludhiana, 81 patients belong to other districts and remaining 23 are from other states.

Meanwhile, health department has issued advisory to take preventive measures. District epidemiologist Dr Anil Verma said dengue mosquito bit during day time. It bred in containers having fresh water like flower pots, water coolers, uncovered water tanks and tyres kept in open.

He advised people to clean and dry the coolers once a week and wear full-sleeve clothes.

Spray insecticide and use mosquito repellent coils against mosquitoes. In case of fever with body aches and rashes over the body, visit nearest government health centre. For more information residents can contact at control room 0161-2444193.

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