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Fewer cases of dengue than last year during monsoon

Nashik: The city has recorded 37 dengue cases this month (till September 26) as against 28 in the previous month, taking the total number of cases to 152 since January 1, but the situation is much better this year. A total of 348 dengue cases were reported during the corresponding period in 2019 because of efforts by the civic health department, like removing mosquito-breeding spots and fumigation during the monsoon. Civic officials said they have successfully brought the dengue cases under control as compared to that of last year, when 165 cases were reported in September and 117 in August. Last year, there was a spike in dengue cases following the onset of the monsoon in July, when the number was 48. The number of cases, however, increased from September. Moreover, the NMC also started 35 fever clinics in the city for screening of patients with fever and segregating them into Covid and non-Covid cases like malaria, dengue and typhoid. The civic body also conducted antigen tests on people with fever at the fever clinics for early detection of Covid-19 and provided treatment to both Covid and non-Covid patients. It also issued an advisory to the citizens in the beginning of the monsoon. The advisory included precautions such as drying water storage units like tanks once a week and covering all household storage items to prevent mosquito breeding spots, besides removing scrap material, keeping schools and office premises clean.
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