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193 Dengue cases detected in Aizawl

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

There has been an endemic situation in Mizoram's capital Aizawl city with 193 Dengue cases detected during the past few months, state health department officials today said.

Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP) State Nodal Officer Dr Pachuau Lalmalsawma told PTI that while no loss of life had been reported from anywhere, over 30 local councils within the Aizawl Municipal Corporation area were affected.

"Of the 193 Dengue patients, 29 were from an area under one local council," Lalmalsawma said adding, only four cases were detected in the nearby villages and were also suspected to have been infected while in the capital city.

He, however, said the situation had improved as no new reports of infections were received during the last two days.

Majority of those taken sick due to Dengue were already cured, he said.

Almost 99 per cent got infected locally, which showed that an endemic situation prevailed since the last part of August, while the first infection this year was detected in February, he said.

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First Published: Thu, November 17 2016. 17:48 IST