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Dengue claims 11 lives in Mah

Dengue claims 11 lives in Mah

Aurangabad,Maharashtra, Nov 14 (UNI) As many as 11 people have lost their lives due to dengue, which have spread across the city since month of September.

According to AMC health sources, during September 15 to October 12, 11 persons died due to dengue in different hospitals including in Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).

Six cases were reported in month of September, three in October and two cases on November 12, the sources said.

The sources further said that so far 270 patients tested as positive cases of Dengue.

The health machinery of the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has already started special OPDs for dengue patients in and around the city area and adviced people to observe dry day in week.

The Health department has suggested that if dengue like symptoms occur the patient should consume more water and fluids.

It also urged the citizens to not to store water, wear full sleeve clothes and use mosquito nets.

The department also advised the citizens to clean all water storage utensils once in a week.

The dreaded disease is caused by the bite of Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which lays eggs in clean water, stored in earthen pots or underground tanks.


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