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Four more denguecases reported

Four more cases of dengue were confirmed in the city on Monday, taking the total number of cases to 88. While three patients, including 42-year-old from Haibowal Kalan, 7-year-old from Purana Bazar and 25-year-old from Ambedkar Nagar belonged to the city, a 59-year-old patient was from Hoshiarpur was also admitted at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here on Monday.

punjab Updated: Oct 20, 2014 19:45 IST
HT Correspondent

Four more cases of dengue were confirmed in the city on Monday, taking the total number of cases to 88.


While three patients, including 42-year-old from Haibowal Kalan, 7-year-old from Purana Bazar and 25-year-old from Ambedkar Nagar belonged to the city, a 59-year-old patient was from Hoshiarpur was also admitted at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here on Monday.

Of total 88 dengue cases diagnosed at the city hospitals, 57 patients are from Ludhiana. District epidemiologist Dr Anil Verma said the symptoms of dengue were high fever with body pain, vomiting, restlessness, sleeplessness, and rashes. Bleeding was possible in severe cases.

He said the patient should visit nearby hospital if any such symptoms were appeared.


Advisory by health dept

Dengue spreads through mosquito bites which occur during day time

Mosquitoes breed in containers having fresh water such as flower pots, water coolers, water tanks etc

Clean and dry coolers once a week

Keep rooftops clear of containers and tyres

Wear full sleeves clothes

Spray insecticides under the tables and behind the curtains

Do not allow water to accumulate near your houses

Use anti-mosquito nets to prevent dengue and malaria

Report suspected case of dengue to your nearest dispensary or hospital

In case of emergency, call civil surgeon office control room on 0161-2444193