22 new cases of dengue, district number now 704

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Nov 02, 2013 19:33 IST

Twenty-two new cases of dengue were reported at hospitals here on Saturday. Of them, 19 patients belong to Ludhiana district.

So far this year, the district health department has confirmed 1,159 dengue cases, of which 704 patients belong to Ludhiana, 335 to other districts and 120 are from other states.

Meanwhile, during check on Saturday, a team of health department found larvae of dengue-causing aedes aegypti mosquito in three drums at Mushtaq Ganja and near Dana Mandi here, said Dr Anil Verma, district epidemiologist. He added that the larvae had been destroyed.

Dr Verma said the department also advised residents on how to prevent dengue. Residents have also been advised to wear full-sleeved clothe, spray insecticide and use mosquito-repellent coils.

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