Mysuru: As many as 22 cases of dengue have been reported in the Mysuru district over the past two months. In July alone, 14 positive cases have been reported from the district. Keeping this in mind, the district health department has intensified its surveillance.
Due to the awareness programmes undertaken by the district health authorities and their supporting staff, no positive dengue cases were reported in the district till May. From January to May, more than 350 samples were tested, but not a single case was positive. However, by the end of June, eight positive cases were reported and in July, i.e. till July 23, 14 positive dengue cases have been reported.
Dr Chidambar, District Vector-Borne Diseases Control Officer, Mysuru district said, “In 2017, 843 positive dengue cases were reported in the district, two were fatalities. Last year, 49 positive dengue cases were reported across the district. This year the spread of dengue is under control. Of the 22 positive cases which have been reported, nearly ten are patients from Bengaluru who were diagnosed in Mysuru. As many as 14 cases are from different rural places while eight are also from different areas in the city.”
He also stated that they are expecting the number of cases to increase by ten by the end of this month.
"As we have more cases in July, we will intensify our awareness activities," he added.
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