19 More Cases of Dengue Reported in Jammu Region, India

by Vishnuprasad on  October 7, 2015 at 3:01 PM Indian Health News   - G J E 4
As many as 19 more cases of dengue were reported in Jammu, one of the three administrative divisions within Jammu and Kashmir, the northernmost state in India, on October 6, 2015.

The new update has taken the total number of patients suffering from the disease in the region to 52. 
19 More Cases of Dengue Reported in Jammu Region, India
19 More Cases of Dengue Reported in Jammu Region, India

"Blood samples of 77 people who showed dengue-like symptoms were tested today and out of these, 19 turned out to be positive," said Singh Pathania, Director of Health Services (Jammu) Baljeet. 

According to officials, out of the 19 dengue cases, 14 are from Jammu district, four from Kathua district and one from Doda.  Five persons had tested positive on October 5, which included three from Jammu, one from Udhampur and one from Kathua. 

Pathania also said that blood samples of 351 people with dengue-like symptoms have been examined so far. 

"52 of them were found positive," Pathania said, adding that no serious case has been reported so far. 

"Majority of the dengue patients who were admitted to various hospitals were discharged after successful treatment," Pathania said. 

Health authorities in the region have been widely published a health advisory in local dailies to create awareness among people about the disease. It urges people to take precautions to save themselves from mosquito bites. 

Source: Medindia

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