Pune observes slight surge in dengue cases 

Pune observes slight surge in dengue cases

Pune observes slight surge in dengue cases - Pune pulse

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By: Pune Pulse

October 3, 2023

Pune: A slight increase was seen in the number of Dengue cases in Pune as 63 positive cases were detected in September. 

The rise in cases is attributed to the ongoing monsoon season as it has created an ideal environment for the breeding of dengue mosquitoes. It is worthy to note that in August 47 confirmed cases of Dengue were recorded. 

Speaking to Pune Pulse, Suryakant Deokar, Chief Immunization Officer stated, ”In the midst of a surge in mosquito-borne diseases, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has issued notices to a total of 174 establishments in September for harbouring mosquito breeding sites in their premises. The PMC has collected a fine of Rs 18,500 from them. We are consistently conducting fumigation operations as well as taking strict action.” 

According to data provided by the PMC, there were 47 confirmed positive cases in August, with notices being sent to 522 establishments and a fine of Rs 50,600 being collected. 

Speaking to Pune Pulse, Dr Avinash Bhondwe, a health expert added, ”There has been a surge in dengue cases in September, primarily due to the rainfall that occurred during this month. Out of every 10 patients experiencing fever and chills, two cases are diagnosed as dengue. People need to take precautions and prevent water from stagnating in their surroundings. Additionally, they should apply mosquito repellents whenever necessary.”

Madhupriya Dhanwate