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Over 150 dengue cases in HP, NCDC team camps in infested districts

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

A (NCDC) team has been camping in since Sunday after over 150 dengue cases were reported in and districts of the hilly state, an said.

Joint Director, Directorate of Health Services, Dr told that the four-member NCDC team led by Dr from has been in for the last three days to find out reasons of breeding of aedes mosquitoes, responsible for dengue, in the hilly state as usually such mosquitoes grow in low-lying areas or the plains.

The NDMC comes under the Indian of Health Services,

Earlier, two teams of the (ICMR) from and respectively also visited the state regarding the spread of dengue, he added.

As many as 126 cases of dengue have been reported from while 52 in Parwanoo in Solan, Gupta said.

All efforts are on to check the spread of the disease, he said, adding that public awareness programmes were also being conducted to educate people of preventive measures to be taken.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 20:00 IST