Dengue figures spiral in Jalandhar

As many as 203 cases of dengue have been reported in the district so far

Dengue figures spiral in Jalandhar

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, October 24

The total number of dengue cases in Jalandhar has now risen to 203. With 30 more cases in the district on Saturday, Jalandhar is also emerging as a dengue hotspot. Notably, four persons suspected of dengue have also died in the district.

On Saturday, as many as 62 samples were tested by health teams for dengue, of which 30 tested positive. Of these, 17 are from the urban areas and eight from rural areas. The rest of the samples are from patients of other districts.

Notably, four persons have lost their lives to dengue in district. The four cases include a 28-year-old, who died a few days ago, a 42-year-old man from Bhargo Camp, who died in September and an eight-year-old child from Chandan Nagar. Another child also died of dengue in October. An 11-year-old child from Sodal Nagar, son of a businessman died on October 11.

Of the 178 cases of dengue reported in the district until October 21, as many as 121 were from the urban areas and 57 are from rural areas. So far, 679 samples of dengue suspects have been carried out in the district of which total 203 have tested positive. As per reports, a majority of dengue cases are from rural areas. Until October 21, Barapind reported 20 cases, Kartarpur (12 cases) and Jamsher and Basti Danishmandan (9 cases each).

In rural areas, cases came mainly from Barapind, Kartarpur, Jamsher, Mehatpur, Shahkot, Kala Bakra, Adampur and Jandiala. Meanwhile, among urban areas, Basti Danishmandan, Bhargo Camp, Sodal Nagar, Shatri Nagar, Basti Sheikh and Mohalla Gobindgarh as well as Kisanpura and Gopal Nagar reported most cases.

Meanwhile health teams said fogging was also being carried out regularly by MC teams and health teams were inspecting affected areas.

Anti-larval and spraying measures were also being taken in affected areas.

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