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Pune sees 117  suspected dengue cases in July

“Out of these 117 cases, 33 are confirmed dengue cases. The number of chikungunya cases registered in July till Tuesday is 26, all of which are confirmed cases,” said officials from the PMC health department.

pune Updated: Jul 11, 2018 18:06 IST
Jui Dharwadkar
Jui Dharwadkar
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Water accumulated along the Pune-Satara road where BRTS work is underway.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

With the city witnessing continuous rains, there has been an increase in the number of dengue and chikungunya cases registered in the city.

As per statistics available with the Pune municipal corporation's (PMC) health department, 117 cases of suspected dengue have been registered with in July till Tuesday.

“Out of these 117 cases, 33 are confirmed dengue cases. The number of chikungunya cases registered in July till Tuesday is 26, all of which are confirmed cases,” said officials from the PMC health department.

According to the health department, barring March when only five cases of suspected dengue were registered, all other months post March have seen more than 20 cases of suspected dengue.

According to officials, the highest number of dengue cases are registered at Hadapsar, Dhanori, Kharadi, Sinhagad and Warje.

The number suspected cases of dengue and chikungunya have seen a sharp rise in the month of June and July.

In June, a total of 181 cases of suspected dengue were registered with the PMC. Presently, the total number of chikungunya cases registered with the PMC are 45, out of which 26 have been registered in July and six were registered in June.

Dr MS Diggikar, joint director (health), Maharashtra, said, “The cases of dengue registered in Pune district have been high and the departments concerned have been asked to take necessary steps to control the disease.” Diggikar also said that Pune registered the most number of chikungunya cases in Maharashtra over the past three years and that efforts are being taken to prevent its spread.

Speaking about the causes of dengue, Dr Sudhir Patsute said, “Dengue is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes. These mosquitoes breed in fresh water and hence during monsoon the disease is seen commonly. Wherever fresh water gets accumulated for more than seven days, these mosquitoes start breeding.”

First Published: Jul 11, 2018 17:07 IST