Two more dengue cases spring up

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Sep 18, 2014 19:56 IST

Two more dengue cases were confirmed in the city on Thursday. One 25-year-old woman from Bhora village, Jalandhar Bypass, and a 30-year-old man from BRS Nagar were tested positive for dengue. Both patients are undergoing treatment at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital.

With these two cases, the total number of dengue cases reported from the city this has reached 22. Of these, 15 patients are from Ludhiana, while the remaining patients are from other parts of the state, including Amritsar, Bathinda, Ferozepur, Jalandhar, Patiala and Nawanshahr.

District epidemiologist Dr Anil Verma said, "The health department has deployed various teams in different areas to destroy dengue larvae." He urged people not to allow water to accumulate on the roof of their houses, change water in coolers and flower pots at regular intervals.

"People should wear full-sleeve clothes, especially during morning and evening. Mosquito sprays should be used at home to avoid mosquito bites," he said.

Dengue larva found
The health department found larvae of aedes egypti mosquito, the vector that transmits dengue virus, from 42 spots on Thursday. A team of 20 breeding checkers, insect collectors and municipal health supervisors under the supervision of district epidemiologist Dr Anil verma went for inspections in the areas.

The larvae were found from 11 pots, three water tanks, two bottles, three coolers and two drums in Varinder Nagar. In Punjab Mata Nagar, larvae were found from an unused tyre and two flower pots. In Vishal Nagar, they were found in seven coolers and four pots and in Karnail Singh Nagar in six coolers.

Dr Verma said information regarding the findings had been passed on to the municipal corporation for challans.

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