Karnataka tops list as state with maximum dengue cases registered


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Dec 7: Karnataka tops the list as the state with maximum dengue cases registered in India. Over 35,000 dengue cases were recorded in six South Indian states out of which 14,000 were recorded in Karnataka alone.

The numbers were revealed in a government’s reply in Lok Sabha during the ongoing session of the Parliament.

Dengue caused deaths of 36 people in Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Kerala.

Across India, 91,000 cases of Dengue were recorded up to October. The number is expected to rise when the November and December data arrives. Dengue caused the deaths of 82 people across the country. In Karnataka, 13 deaths were reported and 16 were reported in Kerala.

PK Pandey, Karnataka's Health and Family Welfare Department commissioner has highlighted the need of mass awareness to control mosquito-borne tropical diseases.

“We have conducted massive information, education and communication exercise across the state with the help of ASHA workers," Pandey told media.

  

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  • Samad, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Karnataka and kerala is pure state this dengue came travelling from cities like Mumbai,Hyderabad,delhi etc etc..Those who work there got dengue brought here and made it spread over all...

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  • Abdul Rafiq, Dubai

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Where is the money to combat dengue when elected MLAs have been bought for hundreds of crores by the bhakaath janatha party?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    I am worried about coming to Mangaluru for Christmas ...

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