2,573 dengue cases in State

2,573 dengue cases in State

As many as 2,573 positive cases of dengue have come to light in Karnataka so far, out of which 787 are from the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits, alone. So far, the department of Health and Family Welfare has confirmed four deaths in the State.

As part of an awareness campaign on dengue and chikungunya, a walk was organised from the MG Road by the BBMP recently.

The event saw participation of Justice Shubro Kamal Mukherjee and also the officials of the Health department. The State reports 916 cases of chikungunya, of which 237 are from the City. The Palike has been conducting a door-to-door survey in areas where most of the cases are reported. At least a 100 cases have been reported from Bengaluru South, 88 in Bengaluru West, 75 in Bengaluru East and 142 in the other zones, according to the BBMP officials. A case of suspected dengue death was reported from Madanayakanahalli in Nelamangala in the City on Tuesday. Praveen (18), an engineering student, is suspected to have died of dengue at a private hospital in the City.

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