Jalalndhar district sees 33 new dengue cases

Of the cases, 23 are from Jalandhar & rest from other dists

Jalalndhar district sees 33 new dengue cases

There is no let-up in the number of dengue cases in the district. The number of dengue cases on Wednesday rose to 241 with 38 new cases being reported in the past two days.

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, October 27

There is no let-up in the number of dengue cases in the district. The number of dengue cases on Wednesday rose to 241 with 38 new cases being reported in the past two days.

On Tuesday, 15 people tested positive for dengue in the district, while 33 more cases tested positive on Wednesday. Of the cases reported today, 23 cases are from Jalandhar district and the rest are from other districts. With this, the total number of dengue cases in Jalandhar has risen by 23 cases, of these 19 are urban cases and four are rural cases.

The total amount of rural cases in Jalandhar has also risen to 74.

As far as rural areas are concerned, Barapind has reported 23 cases, Jandiala 2, Jamsher 13, Adampur 2, Kala Bakra 3, Kartarpur 17, Mehatpur 10 and Shahkot has reported four dengue cases until now.

While there were 203 dengue cases in Jalandhar until Monday, the new cases have led to a rise of 38 cases in the past two days taking the district total to 241.

Notably, which district had 203 Dengue cases until Saturday; a number of cases from other distrsicts and the periphery were also being reported in Jalandhar. As per health authorities, majority of these outside-of-Jalandhar samples are from Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur.

From October 21 to 26, as many as 42 samples tested positive in Jalandhar (of which 11 were from other districts). On October 26 and 27, as many as 48 more samples tested positive at the Civil Hospital of which 10 are from other districts. A sizeable number of these samples, being tested at the Civil Hopistal, also include samples from private hospitals.

Primary rural hotposts include Barapind, Jandiala, Jamsher, Adampur, Kala Bakra, Kartarpur, Mehatpur and Shahkot. Urban hotspots include Basti Danishmandan, Bhargo Camp, Avtar Nagar, Sodal Nagar, Basti Sheikh and Shastri Nagar, among others. During surveys and door-to-door drives, health teams have been visiting areas like Basti Danishmandan, Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar, Raseela Nagar, Preet Nagar and among other areas.

Sources in the Health Department said of the dengue cases reported in Jalandhar, many were also being reported from Bholath.

Symptoms

People infected by the dengue virus may suffer from high fever, severe headache, severe pain behind the eyes, joint pain, muscle and bone pain, rash and mild bleeding

Dos

  • Always keep the overhead tanks properly covered
  • Drain out water from coolers & scrub these dry once a week
  • In case of fever get your blood examined at the earliest
  • Take full treatment if found infected

Don’ts

  • Do not allow water to stagnate in and around your house
  • Do not throw discarded containers, tyres, pitchers and pots on the rooftop

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