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Friday, June 28, 2013

India : 34 dengue cases from Pune reported in June

Via Times of India

" City doctors have reported a spurt in dengue and malaria cases this month and attribute it to the fluctuating temperature and the intermittent rains. Civic health officials said on Thursday that the number of cases has shot up in June and asked people to take necessary precautions and ensure there weren't allowing water to stagnate in and around their place of residence.

"We have recorded as many as 34 dengue and 15 malaria cases this month alone. Intermittent rains and erratic temperature are the reasons for the rise in mosquito borne diseases. We have initiated all anti-larval measures. There is no need to panic. However, citizens should continue to initiate measures to prevent dengue as it breeds in clean water," said Vaishali Jadhav, acting medical officer of health (MoH), Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC).

Civic health officials said that in May there were 15 cases of dengue and 10 cases of Malaria reported in Pune city. "There is definitely a rise this month but it is not alarming. We are continuously monitoring the situation," Jadhav said."

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