Dengue cases rise to 45 in Ludhiana; 23 risk areas identified
With a fresh new case of dengue reported on Monday, the toll of patients detected has reached 45 in the city hospitals. Also, 14 other patients from other districts and states have been reported in the city.
As per district epidemiologist, Dr Ramesh, “10-year-old girl has been detected with dengue on Monday”.
“The dengue mosquito Aedis Aegypti usually breeds in clean water. The mosquito usually bites below the knee level and during early hours of the day”, said Dr Ramesh.
“Timely checking has been done at various areas to detect the presence of mosquito larva and spray of disinfection is being done. To spread awareness, the precautions are told to the general public through posters and pamphlets. Till now, 23 such risk areas have been highlighted inside the city. Following the report of dengue patient, a team is being sent to the area being reported to prevent further infection”, said Ramesh.
“The areas include colonies of Punjab Mata Nagar, New Tagore Nagar, Sarabha Nagar, Model Town, Tajpur Road, Giaspura, Dholewal, Shakti Nagar, Jamalpur Bhamia, Sahnewal, Tibba Road, Khud Mohalla, Chuani Mohalla, among others”, he added.