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Dengue larvae found in 48 Abohar homes

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Abohar, October 21

The Health Department has stepped up measures to control the spread of dengue in the city. SMO Ashwani Kumar said door-to-door drive to detect dengue larvae had been intensified, and fogging was being done in the affected areas.

Health teams today inspected 1,045 houses in Sunder Nagari, Azeemgarh, Patel Nagar, Kasera Nagari, Kamboj Mohalla and Rajiv Nagar. Junk dealers' shops and automobile workshops were also examined. The health workers motivated people to clean desert coolers, water reservoirs and refrigerators.

The teams destroyed the larvae found in 48 houses. Apart from this, 2,281 water bodies were examined. As many as 12 dengue patients have been referred to the Faridkot hospital, while samples of 16 persons have been sent to Fazilka for examination. A source said 157 cases had been reported in Fazilka in the past one month. Three persons, one in Fazilka and two in Abohar, have succumbed to the disease. — OC

from The Tribune

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