People asked to check spread of dengue in Amritsar

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Amritsar, July 18

With dengue season approaching, the Health Department has appealed to the residents to take precautions to keep dengue at bay.

District Epidemiologist Madan Mohan said, “Dengue mosquitoes breed in fresh water and bite during the day. The breeding grounds usually are unsuspected places, such as flower pots, water coolers and junk lying in the open. Water in the air coolers and swimming pools should be changed once in a week.”

According to him, the first case of dengue in the city was reported in September last year. The department is on its toes to check the prevalence.

He said the government hospitals had been asked to set up isolated wards for the treatment of dengue patients. “The disease can be prevented easily if a person has enough knowledge about it,” he added. — TNS

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