14 test dengue +ve at Bathonia village in Rajpura

Count 16, larvae found at 24 houses

14 test dengue +ve at Bathonia village in Rajpura

Tribune News Service

Patiala, October 21

With 14 fresh cases, the dengue count at Bathonia village in Rajpura block of the district has reached 16.

The Health Department said they had collected 20 samples of symptomatic people at Bathonia on Tuesday. Of the 20 samples, 14 were found positive for dengue.

The department has already conducted a survey in the village and didnt find any other symptomatic case.

Dr Sumeet Singh, district epidemiologist, said dengue larvae were found in various spots at Bathonia village, adding that around 327 households were checked and larvae was found at 24 households. The teams did an indoor residual spray at 87 households of the village as well, he added.

He said: “All preventive measures have already been taken to stop the spread of dengue in the village. Our teams did not find any new suspected case during a house-to-house survey in the village.”

The Health Department said the district reported 31 positive cases, including 14 at Bathonia village, on Thursday, taking the total count to 281 in the district this season.

Of the 281 cases, 208 were reported from urban areas while the rest from different villages in the district.

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