Dengue control: 1,36,665 houses identified in Mohali, larvae found in at least 4,957

The MOHALI district administration, since March of this year, has inspected a total of 1,36,665 houses and other locations for mosquito breeding and found larvae in as many as 4,957 properties, with challans being immediately issued to all violators, officials said. .

As of Monday alone, a total of 91 suspected dengue cases were reported in the district. District immunization officer Dr Vikrant Gupta said of those 46 cases it has been confirmed while adding that five deaths have been reported due to the vector-borne disease so far.

On Monday, a 30-year-old woman succumbed to the disease. Doctors said the victim, identified as Ramrati, belonged to Matour.

According to Mohali’s civil surgeon, Dr Adarsh ​​Pal Kaur, teams of health workers check coolers, refrigerator trays, jars, empty tires, boxes and other containers during their door-to-door check. -door, with emphasis on investigation, fogging, and awareness campaigns in some of the high-risk areas – Phase 7, Balongi and Dera Bassi – from which several cases of dengue had been reported in recent days .

“A total of five teams are investigating Balongi these days. Dengue is spread by several species of female mosquitoes of the genus Aedes, mainly Aedes aegypti. The larvae of the mosquito that spreads dengue fever can turn into dangerous mosquitoes within a few days. Usually people think that if it is a bit cold, the dengue mosquito will not breed. But the truth is, the Aedes aegypti mosquito breeds even in this season. Therefore, people should be more careful, ”Kaur said.

Symptoms of dengue fever can include a high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pain, and a characteristic rash. Recovery usually takes two to seven days.In a small proportion of cases, the disease progresses to more severe dengue hemorrhagic fever, resulting in bleeding, low blood platelet counts and leakage of blood plasma, or shock syndrome. dengue fever, where blood pressure is dangerously low. occurs.

Dr Adarshpal Kaur called on people in the district to cooperate in preventing dengue fever and said the health department alone is making continuous efforts in this direction. “It was only with the help of the inhabitants of the district that we were able to free Mohali from dengue. There is no set season for the spread of dengue, but generally it is most prevalent from July to November, so caution is advised even in October and November, ”Kaur said.