IndiaTimes indiatimes.com 22 Jul, 2021 04:15 am

Alarm bells as dengue cases spike

Alarm bells as dengue cases spike
Some 86 confirmed cases of vector-borne illness reported in Pune city in just 2 weeks of July

Pune Pune Speaks Cover Story Crime Civic Others Campus Entertainment Bollywood Hollywood Film Reviews Unwind Marathi Reviews Columns The Informer Columnists News India World Sports Cricket Others Loksabha Elections Others Leisure Sunday Read Scitech You Special Eat Photos Entertainment Sports News Cartoon & Kidzone p / p / p / Alarm bells as dengue cases spike Alarm bells as dengue cases spike Representative Image Some 86 confirmed cases of vector-borne illness reported in Pune city in just 2 weeks of July In an alarming situation, Pune city recorded 86 cases of dengue in a fortnight, and Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has hurriedly started to take stock of the situation with fogging and other preventive measures to counter the mosquito menace.Typically, the monsoon season sees an increase in the number of dengue cases.According to the official data, PMC has witnessed a steep surge in dengue cases, with over 86 cases reported in the first two weeks of July this year.PMC had reported 22 dengue cases in January this year, followed by 6 cases in February, 2 in March, 1 in April.

According to data, PMC reported a total of 117 dengue cases till July 2021, 7 in the whole of 2020, and 152 in 2019, respectively.The water accumulated in the plants, fridge and since coolers are operated intermittently, the water accumulation provides a breeding ground for mosquito larvae.

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