News Patiala:- The number of dengue cases in Patiala district has been on the rise in recent weeks, with 12 new cases reported on Friday. This brings the total number of cases in the district to 35, of which 19 are urban and 16 are rural.
The health department is concerned about the increasing number of cases, as the month of July has historically seen the highest number of dengue cases in the district. In 2022, there have already been more dengue cases reported in July than in any of the previous four years.
The health department is conducting door-to-door surveys to check for dengue larvae, and they are also working to clear out any standing water that could be breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Residents of Patiala are being urged to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites, such as using insect repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants, and keeping their homes and yards clean.
Here are some tips to help you prevent dengue:
- Use insect repellent that contains DEET or picaridin.
- Wear long sleeves and pants when you are outdoors.
- Stay indoors as much as possible during the day, when mosquitoes are most active.
- Drain any standing water around your home, such as in buckets, birdbaths, and flowerpots.
- Repair any holes in screens on windows and doors.
- If you think you may have dengue, see a doctor right away. Early diagnosis and treatment are important for preventing serious complications.