Dengue Cases on Rise in Jammu; Toll reaches 88

JAMMU: The total number of Dengue cases in Jammu region has reached to 88 with maximum number of 77 people affected with this vector-borne disease only in Jammu district. According to official sources as on today, a total of 778 patients were tested for Dengue out of which 88 cases were found to be positive and reports of 450 were found negative while result of 240 samples are still awaited.

“No death has been reported due to Dengue so far”, they added. Elaborating more, sources said that out of 88 Dengue cases, maximum 77 have been reported in Jammu district, two each in Samba, Kathua, Rajouri and Udhampur districts and one each in Poonch, Kishtwar and Doda districts. They further revealed that out of these 88 dengue patients, 63 were adults (37 males and 26 females) and 25 were children (13 males and 12 females).

They said that so far Dengue has not claimed any life in Jammu region and most of the patients affected with the disease have returned to their home after successful treatment in various hospitals. The sources said that Health Department is taking all necessary measures to prevent the spread of Dengue.

“The main cause of Dengue is stagnant water and the department is spreading awareness among the masses to prevent stagnation of water. The department has also sensitized its staff and Asha workers to combat the disease”, they added.

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