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Dengue breeding worry in Pune:109 cases reported in 18 days

Apart from diseases like dengue and H1N1, Chikungunya too has affected close to 101 people since January.

pune Updated: Jul 19, 2017 12:41 IST
Jui Dharwadkar
According to Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) health department, since January this year, a total of 281 people from the city have been suspected to have dengue.
According to Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) health department, since January this year, a total of 281 people from the city have been suspected to have dengue.(HT PHOTO)

Even as the rising deaths due to H1N1 continue to be a concern, the city is also witnessing a sudden rise in dengue cases. According to Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) health department, since January this year, a total of 281 people from the city have been suspected to have dengue. The data available with the health department shows thatthis month alone, a total of 109 people have beensuspected to have dengue.

The officials have informed that most of the dengue cases registered so far have been reported from areas like Hadapsar, Mundhwa, Yerawada and Kalas Dhanori .

With the onset of rains the dengue cases have seen a gradual increase in the city. According to the statistics available with PMC’s health department, in January the suspected dengue cases were 19 which rose to 58 in June and 109 in July so far. The data further states that out of the 109 suspected dengue cases 25 have so far been confirmed.

Dr Kalpana Baliwant, in-charge of the insect control department at PMC, said that to prevent mosquito breeding, the department is conducting drives since June 19 in various public and private properties to check for sites which might have accumulated water and might be breeding mosquitoes.

Baliwant stated that so far over 3,500 notices have already been issued and the department has started collecting fines from people. She stated that along with this, the department is conducting lectures in several school and colleges to spread awareness about the precautions to be taken to prevent dengue.

The data available with the PMC states that so far 7,744 private places and 4,134 public places have been found to be breeding mosquitoes in the city. A fine of Rs 51,366 has been collected from them.

Apart from diseases like dengue and H1N1, Chikungunya too has affected close to 101 people since January.Officials from the health department have informed that maximum chikungunya cases were registered in the city in January at 36 while in July so far 9 patients have been registered to be suffering from the disease.There have been no deaths due to chikungunya or dengue since January.