Patiala district reports 38 new cases of dengue, tally rises to 208

161 cases reported from urban areas and 47 from villages

Patiala district reports 38 new cases  of dengue, tally rises to 208

Tribune News Service

Patiala, October 18

Dengue continues to sting as the district today reported 38 cases of mosquito-borne disease. The tally of dengue cases has now risen to 208 in the district.

Of 208 cases, around 161 cases were reported from urban areas, while 47 from rural areas, informed the Health Department. It has been learnt that cases will continue to rise in the coming days as the district is witnessing light showers that increase the breeding of mosquitoes.

It has been learnt that over 100 dengue cases have already been reported over the past week. Dr Sumeet Singh, district epidemiologist, said that indoor spray was carried out at the residence of positive patients. He said, “Majority of the cases have been reported from urban areas. However, there was no clustering of cases so far. Though our teams are on the ground to contain the spread, community participation is a must to control the disease.”

He added that people should get themselves tested for dengue for free at government health centres.

Dengue fever symptoms — Headache, muscle, bone and joint pain, nausea, vomiting, pain behind the eyes, swollen glands and rash.

Vaccination count breaches 14-lakh mark

After jabbing 5,211 beneficiaries on Monday, the Health Department has crossed the 14-lakh mark of vaccination. The department informed that 3.78 lakh beneficiaries in the district had fully been vaccinated, while 10.25 lakh received the first dose.

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