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Rally to create awareness on dengue

In wake of anti- dengue month, District vector borne diseases control office and District health department organised a rally to create awareness about the dengue disease on Saturday.

The rally was flagged off by district Health officer Dr Basavaraju.  Students of various institutes raised slogans to create awareness about dengue prevention and measures. Pamphlets were distributed to the public on how to prevent dengue and throw light on causes for spread of dengue disease. The rally, which started from Mysuru district health and family welfare office, passed through Theobald road, Hotel Crystal Park Inn road, rural bus stand road, Mini Vidhanasoudha road.

The vector borne disease control office has initiated various control measures that includes integrated vector management, early detection and complete treatment, active surveillance, passive surveillance, malaria clinic, contract survey and fever treatment depot.

An assessment made by the district vector borne disease control office and District Health department says that there are around 271 dengue cases in Mysuru district. In this regard, the district health department has launched a massive awareness campaign to check dengue and preventive measures. Tthey are visiting every house and taking the edius larval survey regularly. In suspected dengue fever cases, blood test is conducted at free of cost at the Sentinel Surveillance Laboratory.

The district health department has listed 95 areas coming in MCC limits as prone to the vector-borne disease. The vector-borne diseases control office and its rapid response team is regularly carrying out a special drive in urban and rural areas of Mysuru. Hebbal, Kuvempunagar, Ramakrishnanagar and Vidyaranyapuram registered more than five positive cases of dengue recently. 

District health officer Dr Basavaraju, District vector borne disease control officer Dr Chidambaram and others were present. 

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