Dengue outbreak hits Jammu
1886 people infected so far
Post by Arvind Sharma on Friday, September 29, 2023
Jammu, Sept 28: Sending across an alarm, a major dengue outbreak has hit Jammu region as the cases are rising sharply, officials said.
Officials revealed that three deaths due to dengue have been reported so far while 73 new dengue cases were reported today taking the total number of Dengue patients in Jammu region to 1886.
Pertinent to mention, 71dengue cases were reported yesterday from Jammu region.
Although the Health Department and the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) have been jointly conducting fogging drives in different areas of Jammu, however they are proving to be ineffective, officials said.
“The Health Department and the JMC have been jointly carrying out fogging drives across Jammu,” Director Health Services-Jammu, Rajeev Sharma told Rising Kashmir, adding, “We are hopeful that Dengue spread will be controlled”.
Jammu region is the worst affected with the disease, followed by Samba, Kathua and Udhampur as per the number of dengue patients.
Three deaths due to dengue have so far been reported from Jammu region, out of which 2 are from Udhampur, while one death has been reported from Reasi.
Pertinently, 2 dengue deaths were reported in two days and both were from Udhampur District of Jammu region.
A 52 year old man, Charan Dass, from Udhampur district died due to Dengue yesterday at GMC-Jammu.
Last year, over 8200 people were tested positive for Dengue, which was the all-time high in Jammu region.
There is still around a month left during which this vector could affect people and there is every possibility that cases may rise in the coming days, officials said.