Dengue continues to sting, 54 fresh cases reported in Ludhiana district

Dengue continues to sting, 54 fresh cases reported in Ludhiana district

Dengue cases are rising in Ludhiana district as 54 fresh cases of the disease have been confirmed here on Wednesday. - File photo

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 20

Dengue cases are rising in Ludhiana district as 54 fresh cases of the disease have been confirmed here on Wednesday.

Of the 54 cases confirmed today, 43 were reported from urban areas, including different parts of Ludhiana city while 11 were reported from rural areas of the district. In Ludhiana Rural, five cases were reported from Jagraon areas, two from Pakhowal and one each from Khanna, Sahnewal, Sidhwan Bet and Sudhar.

The Health Department has confirmed 527 cases of dengue in Ludhiana till date. According to the department, a total of 1,960 suspected dengue cases have been reported in the district.

In a recent live Facebook session of the Ludhiana DPRO, a group of doctors had stated that when platelets of any patient drops below 50,000 coupled with high fever, bleeding, vomiting, dizziness, black stool, severe headache, pain behind eyes, muscles, one should get admitted to a hospital. They said these were basic warning signs and one must not ignore such symptoms.

Meanwhile, residents have demanded from the authorities concerned to ensure proper fogging to control mosquitoes that could spread dengue. The government has not made any arrangement of fogging in many areas, including colonies and villages outside the MC’s jurisdiction.

43 of 54 cases from urban areas

Of the 54 cases confirmed today, 43 were reported from urban areas, including different parts of Ludhiana city while 11 were reported from rural areas of the district. In Ludhiana Rural, five cases were reported from Jagraon areas, two from Pakhowal and one each from Khanna, Sahnewal, Sidhwan Bet and Sudhar.

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