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Jammu: Nineteen more cases of dengue were reported in Jammu on Tuesday taking the number of patients suffering from the vector-borne disease in the region to 52.
“Blood samples of 77 people who showed dengue-like symptoms were tested today and out of these, 19 turned out to be positive,” Director of Health Services (Jammu) Baljeet Singh Pathania said.
Out of the 19 dengue cases, 14 are from Jammu district, four from Kathua district and one from Doda.
Five persons had tested positive Monday which included three from Jammu, one from Udhampur and one from Kathua.
Pathania said blood samples of 351 people with dengue-like symptoms have been tested so far.
“52 of them were found positive,” he said, adding that no serious case has been reported so far. “Majority of the dengue patients who were admitted to various hospitals were discharged after successful treatment,” Pathania added.
A health advisory, issued by the Centre, has been widely published in local dailies to create awareness among people about the disease, he said, adding that people need to take precautions to save themselves from mosquito bites.
The health department claimed that they are fully equipped to treat patients suffering from dengue and added that no hospital in the region had so far received any patient whose sickness had taken dangerous proportion.
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