Dengue cases shoot up by over 30 in a week

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Oct 16, 2014 20:11 IST

With change in weather, dengue cases have seen a spurt over the past week. Of the total 73 dengue cases diagnosed in city hospitals this year, 32 were reported in the last week itself.

On Thursday, six new cases of dengue were reported from city hospitals. Of them, four patients belong to the city.

One each patient is from Chandigarh Road, Urban Estate, Gurdev Nagar and Dugri. Besides, one each patient is from Sangrur and Muktsar districts. The patients are under treatment at Fortis Hospital, Pancham Hospital and Dayanand Medical College and Hospital.

District epidemiologist Dr Anil Verma said a total of 73 cases of dengue were reported so far. Of them, 46 patients belonged to Ludhiana and the remaining patients were from other districts and states.

Under the supervision of Dr Anil Verma, a team of 20 breeding checkers, along with insect collectors and multipurpose health supervisor, checked the coolers in different areas for breeding of aedes egypti mosquitoes. Larvae were found at 21 places in Pehalwan Colony, Jodhewal Basti, Atal Nagar and Dugri.

Information had been passed to MC officials to issue challans, Verma added.

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