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Indore's dengue infection spikes to 266 with 21 fresh cases on Sunday

Indore has been reporting an average of 20 infections daily for a week now.

Amid the prevalent surge of dengue and viral fever in Madhya Pradesh, Indore recorded 21 new infections on Sunday. With this, the district's cumulative dengue load this season stands at 266 cases, as of September 19. Further, a single death also accounted for the day's dengue stats, raising concerns across the city.

14 field teams conduct households surveys in Indore

Indore is witnessing an ascending rise in the number of patients suffering from dengue since September, with a regular spike each day. On Sunday, the toll rose by 21 new cases, out of which 13 are males, 8 are females and 6 are kids. These cases were reported from New Manglik Parishar, Nemi Nagar, Dwarikapuri, Vidhur Nagar, Silicon City, Jawahar Tekri, Shiv City, Alankar Palace among many more areas in Indore.

Reportedly, Indore has been documenting an average of 18-20 cases every day from the past week, despite several precautions by the government and residents. As of now, about 14 field teams have been assigned for surveying more than 400 households each day, which sometimes go as high as 700 houses.

State conducts dengue-prevention awareness drives

The MP government has also launched the 'Dengue Se Jung Janta Ke Sang' campaign, to prevent the widespread transmission of the disease across districts. Under this initiative, the state is conducting regular fogging and larvae destruction drives in dengue prone and mosquito breeding areas.

The programme is also holding awareness drives to educate people about dengue prevention and rope in their efforts to curb the alarming infection spread. As per reports, the Commissioner of Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC), Pratibha Pal also visited some of the affected regions of the city to enlighten people about dengue.

-With inputs from Times Of India

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