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Dengue looms large, 13 cases reported

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, October 02, 2013
First Published: 19:09 IST(2/10/2013) | Last Updated: 19:10 IST(2/10/2013)

Thirteen more cases of dengue were reported from city hospitals here on Wednesday. A total of 221 dengue cases have been reported so far from the city hospitals.


10 patients are from different areas including Focal Point, Mandeep Nagar, Aggar Nagar, Indra Colony, Giaspura, Khanna, Lohara, Dhandari Kalan, Mundian and Malikpur in Ludhiana district.

These patients are undergoing treatment at Christian Medical College and Ludhiana Hospital.

Meanwhile, two dengue patients belong to Sangrur and Hoshiarpur while one patient is from Delhi. Out of the total 221 confirmed cases, 114 dengue patients are from Ludhiana.

District epidemiologist Dr Anil Verma said, “We requested the municipal corporation to intensify fogging in the affected areas of the city from where the dengue cases have been reported. We are also trying to create awareness among people.”

He advised to wear full sleeve clothes and use mosquito repellent for prevention from mosquitoes. He urged people to keep the containers covered and clean them if kept on roof tops. The coolers should be kept dry.

People could also contact control room of civil surgeon's office by dialing 0161-244193.

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