Nation Other News 30 Oct 2016 Dengue cases double ...

Dengue cases double in Kochi

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | KRISHNA KUMAR K E
Published Oct 30, 2016, 7:08 am IST
Updated Oct 30, 2016, 7:11 am IST
Meanwhile, the Corporation is set to launch a drive to control the mosquito population from Monday.
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Kochi: The dengue fever cases in the district have gone up alarmingly and nearly doubled compared to last year, calling for drastic measures by authorities and active participation of individual households to fight the growing mosquito menace.

A total of 385 confirmed cases of dengue fever have been reported so far in the Ernakulam district as against 240 cases in the whole of last year, said N. K. Kuttappan, the district medical officer.

 

While during the start of the year, more cases were reported from hilly regions like Kothamangalam, the second half saw the cases being reported from the corporation and municipal areas, calling for urgent action. Meanwhile, the Corporation is set to launch a drive to control the mosquito population from Monday.

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