Dengue cases rise to 758 in State

Dengue cases are on the rise in the State. From 35 cases reported in January this year, the cases have shot up to 758 by June (till June 20).

A total of 1,493 confirmed cases have been reported across the State since January, which also includes six deaths.

The highest number of cases have been reported from Mysore (224), followed by Bangalore (163).

In 2012, as many as 3,924 cases were reported, including 21 deaths, Health Minister U T Khader told reporters on Friday.

A majority of dengue cases are reported from the urban areas and the patients include a large number of construction workers.

Hygiene matters

So, directions have been issued to all health officials to obtain information on the construction activities in their limits and educate the construction workers on health and hygiene matters, the minister said.

Khader said the number of cases increased in the months of April and May as the officials failed to take any precautionary measures then. As the State was facing the Assembly elections during the two months, the officials did not take any measures under the pretext of the model code of conduct, he added.

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