67 new dengue cases push tally to 1,286 in Bhubaneswar

67 new dengue cases push tally to 1,286 in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha capital reported 67 cases of dengue infection in the last 24 hours breaching the 1,200-mark, Health Minister Naba Kisore Das said on Monday. Bhubaneswar has been reeling under a spurt in dengue cases which is spread through the bite of an infected Aedes Aegypti mosquito, most active for about two hours after sunrise and a few hours before sunset.
The Minister tweeted:

“Confirmed dengue +ve cases in the capital city breached the 1200 mark with the detection of 67 new cases in the last 24 hrs.

Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) said that since January, as many as 1,286 dengue cases have been detected thus far of which 957 people have been cured. The BMC and health officials visited 16,608 households, covered a population of 70,278 and destroyed 43,637 breeding sources. A dengue awareness drive has been launched in Bhubaneswar, he said, adding that a ‘Dengue Rath’ has been going around the city to make people understand how the vector-borne disease spreads and measures to contain it.
The Health department has asked people to visit State-run hospitals like Capital Hospital, AIIMS, RMRC and Khurda District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) for free testing. It said the menace could be tackled if people keep their surroundings clean.

Picture courtesy: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation.

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