The total number of dengue cases in the region now number 15 with a confirmed case being reported from Kailash Nagar on Friday. The patient, a 17-year-old male, is admitted at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital.
District epidemiologist Dr Anil Verma said: “Of the 15 cases, nine are from the city. The remaining have been reported from other districts, including two from Jalandhar and one each from Amritsar, Bathinda, Nawanshahr and Patiala.”
He added: “The health department has already been taking precautions to curb the mosquito larvae by conducting inspections in various areas. People must not allow water to accumulate in their surrounding area. The water in coolers and flower pots must be change at regular intervals.”
Larvae found at eight places in Janakpuri
The health department found larvae of aedes aegypti mosquito, the vector that transmits the dengue virus, in eight house coolers in the Janakpuri area, here on Friday. A team of 20 breeding checkers, insect collectors and supervisors carried out the drive. He information has been passed on to the municipal corporation officials for challans.
Dr Verma, who supervised the drive, said: “Checking of coolers and containers was conducted in houses as this mosquito breeds in clean water. The larvae were destroyed.”