Indore: Dengue on rise, three more test positive

Indore: Three more patients have tested positive for dengue in city in last two days taking the total number of dengue patients to 57. Keeping in view the rise in number of dengue cases, chief medical and health officer Dr HN Nayak directed department officials to monitor the disease. He sought details of awareness drive launched by malaria wing especially when number of cases is increasing due to mosquito breeding.

According to IDSP in-charge Dr Asha Pandit, dengue patients have been admitted in private hospitals of the city. One of the patients tested positive on July 30 while two tested positive on Tuesday. Those who tested positive include a 54-year-old man residing in Gurukripa Colony, a 39-year-old male of Vidhya Dham and a 22-year-old woman who stays at Malhar Ashram area.

She said precautionary measures are being taken to control dengue. “We have sent teams for fogging and to conduct surveys in the city. We are also running a joint campaign with the civic body to fight vector-borne and seasonal diseases,” Dr Pandit added.

She said other samples of H1N1 were also sent but they tested negative. A total 144 samples of H1N1 have been sent for testing out of which only two tested positive in January.

Rise in humidity irks people

The residents will have to wait for more days to enjoy spell of heavy rains, according to meteorological department as the rising humidity has made city weather itchy.

On Tuesday, city recorded maximum temperature of 29.2 degrees Celsius, which was normal.  The minimum temperature at 22.3 degrees Celsius was also normal. The morning and evening humidity was 85 percent and 69 percent respectively.

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