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In Goa, Number of Dengue Cases Gone Up with the Onset of Monsoon

Local reports from south taluka suggest that the number of dengue cases seems to be rising at Canacona, bordering Karnataka since August as heavy rainfalls have made monsoon diseases and other mosquito-borne diseases rampant across the state.

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Updated:August 29, 2019, 2:03 PM IST
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In Goa, Number of Dengue Cases Gone Up with the Onset of Monsoon
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A number of cases of dengue are being reported across Goa in the aftermath of heavy rains, an Indian Express story reported. Notably, a hospital in Vasco has reported seven cases of dengue in a week, the publication further reported. Local reports from south taluka suggest that the number of dengue cases seems to be on rise at Canacona, bordering Karnataka since August as heavy rainfalls have made monsoon diseases and other mosquito-borne diseases rampant across the state. Notably, heavy rains have seen a number of mosquito-borne diseases rearing their ugly heads across the country including malaria and chikungunya.

According to the report in Indian Express, officials in both talukas are looking to fogging to ensure that the disease does not spread further. Notably, the last fifteen days have seen incessant rains in Goa with water accumulation in many places. Speaking to reporters, Municipal Chairman Nandadeep informed that authorities are working to make sure that water pockets can be identified and proper fogging is done in southern suburbs of Goa to rid the state of the mosquito-borne disease menace.

Indian Express cited secretariat officials who said that the cases of vector-borne diseases are being monitored and sufficient resources dispatched to ensure that the villages are cleared of stagnant water. Awareness drives are being undertaken as well, they have said. Notably, according to government survey, 283 cases were tested positive for dengue and a total of 57 cases of Chikungunya stand confirmed for 2018.

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| Edited by: Ahona Sengupta
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