Authorities told to act swiftly to contain its spread

As many as 27 fresh cases of dengue were reported in Dakshina Kannada on Tuesday.

PASIGHAT: The Pasighat district health department is going all out to control mosquito-transmitted diseases like malaria, dengue and recently detected Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in the district.

People urged to cooperate in stopping breeding of mosquito

The doctors are advising the public to eat a healthy diet and keep themselves away from any such place that breeds mosquitoes.

More than 20 dengue cases registered in the district.

The district has witnessed maximum number of 421 cases in the year 2017.

In its ongoing drive under ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’ against the vector-borne diseases, the anti-larva cell of the Health Department detected 43 cases of dengue larvae at various localities here t

Cases of malaria have gone up with the onset of monsoon, with at least 51 confirmed cases reported in June this year. This is nearly double the cases reported in June 2018.
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Cases of malaria have spiked in the Capital with as much as 51 persons affected by it in June, three times the number of people affected with dengue reported in the same month.

Last year, 392 malaria cases were reported from government hospitals and dispensaries in June, while cases of dengue rose from 21 in June to 399 in September in 2018.

Genetically modified mosquitoes have been released in Burkina Faso as part of an anti-malaria campaign.

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