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Number of dengue patients rises to 88 in Doon

Tuesday, 26 October 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

The district administration reported seven new cases of dengue in Dehradun on Monday. These dengue patients include three female patients aged 53, 61 and 66 years and three male patients aged 19, 26 and 31 years old in addition to a four-year old boy. With this, the total number of dengue patients in the district has risen to 88 this season and as per the health department, all are presently stable.

Since October 4, the number of dengue patients has doubled in the district. The district administration along with the sanitation team of the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) have surveyed 1,98,267 houses and found larvae of dengue causing mosquitoes in a total of 9,144 houses. The teams have destroyed larvae found in these houses and appealed to the locals to not let the water accumulate in any empty containers or objects unnecessarily to minimise the risk of the disease.

The Dehradun district malaria officer Subhash Joshi said that the administration is working on source reduction, fumigating vulnerable areas and raising awareness among the locals. He said that it is a very crucial month and the public should take all the precautions to minimise the risk of catching dengue fever. 

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