JAMMU: As many as 236 people have been tested positive for dengue in Jammu and Kashmir this year.
A health department official said on Monday that till date 1147 patients have been tested for dengue and out of these 236 have been found positive while 911 patients were negative. He asserted that there is no need to panic as necessary measures are in place to deal with the vector-borne disease.
"At 80, Jammu district accounted for the maximum cases followed by Samba (75), Kathua (30) and Rajouri (22). Six cases were reported from Udhampur, three from Doda, two each in Poonch, Ramban and Kishtwar and one from Reasi district," the official informed.
He said there were only three cases reported from Kashmir valley and three others were from outside the State while the address of 10 others remained unknown. "It is not a panic situation as almost all patients have recovered fully. The downtrend in such cases has already started and the threat of dengue will be over by next week," he added.
The official said that a campaign has been launched by the health department to educate people about the preventive measures to be taken to keep themselves safe from the disease while Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) has once again started thermal fogging campaign to combat the spread of dengue and malaria.
Jammu Links News Team © Jammu Links News