PANAJI: In November of this year, the State reported 70 cases of dengue, which is 31 fewer cases than the previous month, according to a Directorate of Health Services (DHS) official.
Dr. Kalpana Mahatme, the National Vector Borne Disease Control Health Officer for the Directorate of Health Services, stated, “This year, we had 70 cases in November. Because of the inconsistent rains, we had cases up until November. However, suspected cases are now declining. With the exception of Vasco, Margao, Cortalim, and Chimbel—all of which are located in a small number of crowded migrant settlement areas—there is a downward trend. The other areas are tidy.
“We are carrying out our regular preventive control measures, such as house-to-house visits, source reduction drives, awareness campaigns, and fogging areas where cases and breeding occur,” Dr. Mahtame stated.
According to Dr. Mahatme, “At this time, we are also focusing on the construction sites as we are detecting workers from endemic States coming with fever and detecting positives.”
Compared to 90 cases reported in the same month last year, the State reported up to 101 cases in October of this year.