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Dengue cases down from last year, says BMC report

DNMUM442270 | 9/2/2019 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :320 | Health



The number of dengue and dengue-like illness cases has seen a decrease this year compared to the previous year. The recent monsoon report released by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s public health department stated that in August, around 134 cases and 1,894 dengue-like illness cases were reported. While last year, over 231 dengue-like illness cases were reported of which 153 confirmed cases were in August.
There certainly seems to be a spurt in fever cases on the out-patient department (OPD) most likely due to the return of the monsoon. Some of those are diagnosed to be dengue positive cases.
Speaking about preventive measures to be taken, Dr Abhishek Subhash, Internal Medicine, Tardeo Bhatia Hospital, said, “People with illn
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