Dengue claims one more life in Punjab


Dengue has claimed one more life in Punjab while 42 new cases have been reported across the province during the past 24 hours.

According to Punjab’s Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, the death toll has escalated to 157.

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that has rapidly spread in recent years around the world.

Dengue is widespread throughout the tropics, with local variations in risk influenced by rainfall, temperature, relative humidity and unplanned rapid urbanization.

Meanwhile, As many as 29 tyre shops, 17 workshops, 15 service stations and 5 junk yards were inspected, while 04 premises were sealed on violation of dengue control SOPs, said the authority’s spokesman.

He added that strict monitoring and surveillance was being ensured in dengue-sensitive areas, like sector I-10 and Taramari.

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