Sunday, July 25

Dengue spreads its tentacles in Mohali with 56 cases in a week – Times of India

MOHALI: The district has reported 56 dengue cases a week. The cases are scattered at different places across the district, with 59% (33 cases) of them from Mohali urban, said civil surgeon G B Singh.
“Dengue cases have been reported from various parts of the district. In the past one week, 56 patients have tested positive. Health teams are already on alert and are conducting door-to-door checking of suspected dengue larvae spots.”
In 2016, the district topped the dengue positive cases in Punjab with 2,088 cases, out of which 1,125 were from Mohali city. Similarly, in 2017, Mohali recorded all-time high of 2,252 cases, out of which 1,044 were from the city itself. In 2018, as many as 1,079 dengue cases were reported. In 2019, the count was 576.
The health department in September had issued a warning that it had detected dengue mosquito larvae at many places in the district.
Singh said, “When we all are engaged in a battle against the coronavirus pandemic, it is equally important and essential to save ourselves from the dangerous bite of mosquito Aedes aegypti. People should clean coolers, flowerpots, fridge back trays, water tanks and other containers which are general breeding sites of the deadly mosquito.”

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