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Two more confirmed dengue cases in Gurgaon, fogging intensified in various sectors

Two more cases of dengue were confirmed in the city on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases reported from Gurgaon to three this year. The fresh dengue cases have come as a cause of worry for the state health department. The first case of dengue this year was reported on Friday (July 28) after a 22-year-old man from Sector 46 admitted to a private hospital and tested positive for the disease.

gurgaon Updated: Aug 02, 2017 23:33 IST
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A waterlogged road near Sector 45 that has turned into an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes.
A waterlogged road near Sector 45 that has turned into an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes.(Parveen Kumar/ HT photo)

Two more cases of dengue were confirmed in the city on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases reported from Gurgaon to three this year.

The fresh dengue cases have come as a cause of worry for the state health department. The first case of dengue this year was reported on Friday (July 28) after a 22-year-old man from Sector 46 admitted to a private hospital and tested positive for the disease.

The two fresh cases have put district officials on their toes, with three confirmed cases of the disease being reported within a span of seven days.

On Wednesday, a 26-year-old resident of Jacobpura was tested positive for dengue by doctors at Civil hospital.

Later, another case came to light from the government hospital in Hisar, where a 30-year-old man from Gurgaon suffering from fever tested positive for the disease. The man was detected to have dengue at Hisar where he had gone to meet his relatives.

“We are taking precautionary measures as we are witnessing a huge number of patients with dengue and chikungunya-like symptoms. We are insisting that people get tested even if they have normal fever,” said BK Rajora, chief medical officer, Civil hospital.

The health department has already mapped out several areas from where suspected cases of dengue have reported and they are conducting fogging in those areas.

“We are taking water samples from Jacobpura village and nearby areas. Residents have to be aware of any stagnant water around their locality and fill it with pebbles or inform the health department regarding the same. I have seen about 10 to 15 cases with symptoms of dengue in the past 15 days, which is a worrying trend,” said Ram Prakash, epidemic in charge, Civil Hospital.

At present fogging is being conducted at Sector 10, 9, Jharsa village, DLF U block, Sector- 52, Sector-46, Wazirabad, Sector-5, Sector 44 and Sector 38, from where most patients come.

Last year, the city hit a four-year high in the number of dengue cases, with the district health department recording 401 cases. In 2012, around 375 cases were reported, while 175 cases were reported in 2013. In 2014, 86 cases of dengue were reported, with 201 cases of the disease being reported in 2015.

In 2016, 38 cases of malaria were reported, 67 in 2015, 79 in 2014 and 212 in 2013.