No let-up in dengue cases

No let-up in dengue cases

Despite surveillance and monitoring, the number of dengue cases continues to rise.

The number of cases registered across the state from January to July this year is around 6,500, of which 2,600 were registered under BBMP limits and around 3,800 cases were registered across Karnataka.

According to officials, dengue cases are expected to rise like they had last year.

“An increase in the number of dengue cases is expected. There is nothing to worry. We have web-based surveillance along with fogging and house-to-house larval survey,” said Dr M N Lokesh, chief health officer, BBMP.

He added that there has not been a sudden rise in the number of cases. Fogging is being carried out to keep a check on the cases.

He said the department has been issuing advertisements to educate people about the disease. He requested people to place mosquito repellents at home not only during evenings but during daytime too if they stay away from their homes for long.

Dr Prakash Kumar, deputy director of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) said people should not store water inside their houses for a long time as it may become a breeding space for mosquitoes.

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