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Dengue cases touch 105 in Gurgaon this season

The numerous anti-larvae programmes and awareness campaigns have failed to curd the spread of the disease as anticipated, doctors at the Civil Hospital, Gurgaon, said.

gurgaon Updated: Oct 15, 2017 21:39 IST
Ipsita Pati
Stagnant water at Jharsa village, in Gurgaon, is a perfect breeding ground for dengue mosquitoes.
Stagnant water at Jharsa village, in Gurgaon, is a perfect breeding ground for dengue mosquitoes.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Dengue fever cases are on the rise in city. Within the past 15 days, the city has recorded 20 more new cases of dengue taking the total figure of such cases to 105 this season.

The numerous anti-larvae programmes and awareness campaigns have failed to curd the spread of the disease as anticipated, doctors at the Civil Hospital, Gurgaon, said.

“This year, the dengue positive cases included several young patients in the age group of 10 years to 35 years,” BK Rajora, chief medical officer, Civil Hospital, Gurgaon.

He pointed out that this trend is disturbing and the hospitals are taking all required parameters to lower the number in the city.

“We have not recorded any dengue death this year so far, which is a positive sign,” he said.

Also, health experts pointed out that the new developing sectors in Gurgaon have reported most dengue fever cases this season, pointing to the lack of hygiene in these areas.

The newly developed areas from where most dengue cases were reported include sectors 104, 103, 82, 69 and 65.

Cases were also reported from DLF Phase-3, Sector 10A, Sector 6, Sector 43, Sheetla Colony, Sector 3, Dundahera in Sector 21, Jacobpura, Sohna area and Sector 31.

The increase in humidity has provided the perfect atmosphere for the mosquitoes to multiply, doctors said.

“Our teams are on track to curb the menace of dengue mosquitoes in the city. However, because of large scale dumping of waste and mismanagment of waste, water gets accumulated at several crucial points and turns into breeding ground for dengue mosquitoes,” SS Saroha, deputy civil surgeon, Civil Hospital, Gugaon, said.

Last year, the city had touched a three-year high in dengue cases with the district health department registering 401 cases. In 2012, 375 cases were reported, while 175 were reported in 2013 and 86 in 2014.