Dengue count reaches 94 in Ludhiana district

58 cases reported from rest of the state

Dengue count reaches 94 in Ludhiana district

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 16

The count of dengue cases in the district has reached 94. A total of 168 cases of the vector-borne disease have been detected in the country, out of which 94 are from Ludhiana district while 58 belong to other districts and the remaining 16 are from other states.

In Ludhiana, five cases have been detected from Koom Kalan, one each from Malaud, Sidhwan Bet, Khanna and Jagraon and two each from Sanhewal and Sudhar. In addition to this, 81 cases have been detected from urban areas, including Kailash Chowk, Bhamia Road, Chander Nagar, Janta Nagar, Model Town, Basti Jodhewal, Rani Jhansi Road, Ferozepur Road, Asha Puri, Civil Lines, Kundan Puri, Sua Road, Haibowal Kalan, EWS Colony and Shimlapuri.

Other districts from where cases have been confirmed include Muktsar, Hoshiarpur, Moga, Jalandhar, SBS Nagar, Mansa, Faridkot, Muktsar, Kapurthala, Amritsar, Pathankot, Patiala and Bathinda.

The other states from where cases have been confirmed include Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and UT J&K.

Dr Ramesh, District Epidemologist, said dengue symptoms appear in 3–14 days (average 4–7 days) after the infective bite. “The symptoms are high fever, followed by severe headache, eye pain and joint, muscle or bone pain, rashes, mild bleeding from the nose or gums, small spots caused by bleeding into the skin, and low white cell count,” Dr Ramesh added.

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