As many as 41 patients from different areas of Ludhiana were tested positive for dengue on Friday. Besides, 16 dengue patients from other cities are undergoing treatment at various city hospitals.
The health department has advised the residents to follow precautions to avoid dengue which is spread by the aedes aegypti mosquito.
District epidemiologist Dr Ramesh Kumar said the arrangements have been made at the civil hospitals adding that the directions have been given to private hospitals in this regard.
He said 41 fresh cases were reported from the district adding that the efforts are on to control the dengue in the district. He said these patients were admitted to various hospitals here in the past three days.
A total of 110 cases of dengue were reported from various areas of the district, he said. Besides, a total of 60 dengue patients from other districts of Punjab and two patients of other states were admitted to the city hospitals.
Meanwhile, MC commissioner GK Singh Dhaliwal said they have intensified fogging in various areas of the city. He said they are paying more focus on sensitive areas. He added that the drive is jointly being conducted by the health department and the MC.
Deputy commissioner Rajat Agarwal has already suggested the children to wear full sleeves clothes to avoid mosquitoes bite.
The common symptoms of dengue are high fever, severe joint pain and muscular pain, swollen lymph nodes, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, rashes and bleeding is possible in severe cases.
The residents are suggested to use mosquito repellents like cream, spray and coil to keep mosquitoes out of the house. They are advised to not allow accumulated water in any open container or place as aedes aegyoti mosquitoes breed in stagnant water.