Health Department Starts Field Activities for Prevention & Control of Dengue


Health Department Starts Field Activities for Prevention & Control of Dengue
Chandigarh : 12th September : Karan sharma /monica sharma : With the onset of Dengue season, the Malaria Wing of Health Department Chandigarh Administration has geared up Field activities for Prevention & Control of Dengue. The major source of breeding has been found to be the coolers and in house containers. It was also observed during the field analysis that the cases of Dengue are isolated cases and there is no clustering .This indicates that there is no or very little local transmission.
Till now more than 375 cases of dengue has been diagnosed in the health centers located in Chandigarh. Out of these 98 confirmed cases are residents of UT-Chandigarh which have been diagnosed as Dengue fever at various government and private laboratories. One case of Chickengunya has also been detected at Chandigarh. All the above patients detected with Dengue had reported in OPD and there has been no death due to Dengue of Chandigarh resident till date. All these cases have been confirmed after field investigations and on ELISA based method which was initially considered to be the probable cases tested at various private labs.
To further strengthen the preventive activities, daily fumigation is being carried out alongwith strengthening of field activities which includes mass awareness, checking of breeding sources like coolers, containers, tyres and other sources. Till date 28 challans, 50 show cause notices and more than 2000 notices have been issued to the defaulters.
Free Dengue testing facility is available at Department of Virology, PGIMER Chandigarh, Department of Microbiology GMCH-32, GMSH-16 and District Priority Lab (IDSP) at Civil Hospital Manimajra
The residents of Chandigarh are requested to take following precautionary measures with regard to Malaria and Dengue.

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