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Dengue cases at 10, more field workers deployed

Victims include a 12-year-old boy from Manesar, a 34-year-old resident of Old Gurugram, a 62-year-old resident of Palam Vihar and a 32-year-old man from Rajendra Park, all of whom tested positive for dengue haemorrhagic fever.

gurgaon Updated: Aug 29, 2018 11:59 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Gurugram
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All the four patients were admitted in private hospitals in the city(Saumya Khandelwal/ HT Photo)

The number of dengue cases in the district has risen to 10, with four new cases being confirmed on Monday, according to health department officials.

“All the four patients were admitted in private hospitals in the city. They have received treatment and have been discharged,” said Dr Pradeep Sharma, district malaria officer.

Victims include a 12-year-old boy from Manesar, a 34-year-old resident of Old Gurugram, a 62-year-old resident of Palam Vihar and a 32-year-old man from Rajendra Park, all of whom tested positive for dengue haemorrhagic fever.

Officials added that fogging (a technique used for killing insects by using a pesticide) has been carried out in all the areas from where confirmed cases have been reported.

Meanwhile, health authorities have strengthened measures and deployed more field workers to check mosquito breeding and conduct anti-larval operations.

The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has increased the number of field workers in each of the four zones of the district by about 10.

These workers have been going door to door to check mosquito breeding. As per the official data, 56,962 houses in the district have been searched by the team, out of which mosquito breeding was reported in 1,682 houses.

The district health department too has stepped up measures, with number of workers being increased by 40 to 130.

As per the district health department data, 66 confirmed dengue cases and 521 suspected cases were reported in Gurugram in 2017.

First Published: Aug 29, 2018 04:57 IST