National football player Gaurav Kundu, who stays at Awadhpuri, tested positive for dengue on Wednesday.(Photo: Shutterstock)
National football player Gaurav Kundu, who stays at Awadhpuri, tested positive for dengue on Wednesday.(Photo: Shutterstock)

1,080 test positive for dengue since April in MP

As many as 1,080 people have tested positive for dengue in 46 districts of MP since April, the health department said.
HT Correspondent, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2016 11:56 AM IST

As many as 1,080 people have tested positive for dengue in 46 districts of MP since April, the health department said.

Bhopal alone reported more than 200 dengue cases this year, while the vector-borne disease claimed two lives in the city. National football player Gaurav Kundu, who stays at Awadhpuri, tested positive for dengue on Wednesday, sources in the health department said.

A high-level review meeting of health department was held on Wednesday where it was decided a fine of `500 would be imposed from households if dengue larvae are found on inspection.

Health officials also reviewed fogging work done in various wards.

“People were warned to be on guard from mosquito-borne disease until there is a drop in temperature. Dengue or chikungunya larvae cannot survive if mercury goes below 16 degree Celsius,” district malaria officer Akhilesh Dubey said.

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