20 fresh cases of dengue in Chandigarh, count up to 258
Eighty cases were reported in August alone, most of which were from Manimajra.punjab Updated: Sep 10, 2017 14:04 IST
Even as cases of dengue, the mosquito-borne disease, usually peak from September to November, 20 fresh cases have been reported in the city taking the total to 258 here. Officials said that the new cases were from scattered localities and no particular pocket of the city had been hit.
Eighty cases were reported in August alone, most of which were from Manimajra. Many cases were reported from other colonies in the periphery, including Mauli Jagran.
The increase in dengue cases is expected to continue to increase due to humidity and water-logging which gives rise to mosquito breeding and to diseases. “Temperature and humidity lead to breeding of the mosquito that causes dengue,” said UT anti-malaria officer Dr Gaurav Aggarwal.
The total number of swine flu cases in the city have now gone up to 52.