Rainfall increases dengue threat in Patiala : The Tribune India

Rainfall increases dengue threat in Patiala

64 cases reported so far this season

Rainfall increases dengue threat in Patiala

Tribune News Service

Patiala, September 22

The risk of dengue spread has increased after the rainfall of Wednesday and Thursday. Of the 64 reported dengue cases in the district, a majority were from urban areas. Officials of the Health Department said 40 out of the 64 reported cases were from urban areas.

Health officials meanwhile shared preventive steps to be initiated by residents to ward off the dengue threat, including clearing of blocked water from utensils, household items, refrigerators, coolers and old tyres.

Rainwater was seen accumulated at numerous places on roadsides and other places on Thursday. Residents said, “The MC should make sure that the stagnant water is cleared so that it does not become a breeding-ground for mosquitoes.”

An officials of the Patiala Municipal Corporation said, “Sanitary inspectors of the MC are carrying out ward-wise fogging activity. We are regularly visiting various places along with teams of the Health Departments in the city and are carrying out spray of larvicide and fogging.”

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