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Dengue Strikes Assam, 49 Cases Reported

Dengue Strikes Assam, 49 Cases Reported
June 19
13:12 2017

Dengue has made its presence felt in Assam with 49 people so far (till May 31) has lost their lives after being infected with the dengue virus.

Even though dengue is predominately a monsoon disease, i.e. a disease mostly reported after the rains, this year, however, several cases have also been reported much before the beginning of the rainy season, a health department official informed.

It may be mentioned here that in 2016 a total of 6157 dengue cases were reported in the state, which is an all-time record and seven people have lost their lives till 2016.

It is worth mentioning here that Assam capital Guwahati is one of the worst dengue-affected cities of Assam and several places of the city like Zoo Road Tiniali, Geeta Mandir, AIDC, Anil Nagar etc. have been labeled as dengue prone areas.

A Guwahati Municipal Corporation official under the condition of anonymity said, “The Kamrup Metro district administration and the GMC are working out on specific plans to make Guwahati a dengue-free city.”


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