Dengue spreads in city with three more cases reported
Three more dengue cases were confirmed in the city on Tuesday, taking the total number of cases in city to 20.punjab Updated: Sep 17, 2014 12:52 IST
Three more dengue cases were confirmed in the city on Tuesday, taking the total number of cases in city to 20.
Three patients, a 40-year-male from Haibowal Kalan, admitted to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), a 42-year-old female from Laddowal admitted to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) and a 60-year-old male from Ferozepur, admitted to the DMCH, were tested positive for dengue fever.
District epidemiologist Dr Anil Verma said, “Out of total 20 confirmed cases of dengue, as many as 13 patients are from the city and remaining seven are from other districts including, Amritsar, Bathinda, Ferozepur, Jalandhar, Patiala and SBS Nagar.”
Verma added, “The health department has deployed various teams in different areas to destroy the dengue larvae.”
He urged people not to allow water to accumulate on the roof of their houses, change water in coolers and flower pots at regular intervals.
“People should wear full-sleeve clothes, especially during morning and evening. Mosquito sprays should be used at home to avoid mosquito bites,” he said.
First Published: Sep 17, 2014 12:47 IST