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Dengue outbreak in CCpur Fogging begins in sensitive areas

Monday, October 5, 2015

/ Published by VIRTHLI
CCpur, Oct 4: With the confirmation of 5 cases of Dengue in the district, the Medical Department has today begun fogging exercise in areas it has identified as sensitive or prone to the mosquito-borne disease, officials sources said.

“We have begun fogging exercise in Rengkai area, a locality which is considered the most sensitive or prone area,” Dr Thangchinkhup Guite, the Chief Medical Officer Churachandpur told The Sangai Express even as the Medical Department continued their fogging well after sunset. For now, the fogging exercise is centred at Rengkai as the area is where the five positive cases have been reported. Besides, the old and limited number of fogging machines has compelled them to concentrate on the prone area for now, he said.

In fact one of the fogging machines was engulfed in fire that stemmed out from both ends of the machine while this correspondent was covering the fogging exercise earlier today. The personnel operating the machine were seen struggling to douse the fire as well as to restart the same after it cooled down, evidently proving that the fogging exercise itself is far from effortless.

Test results for the 13 suspected cases that have been forwarded to Imphal yesterday for confirmation are expected to arrive tomorrow, according to the CMO.

Significantly five out of eight samples had tested positive for Dengue on Thursday.

In 2010, many residents were affected after Dengue broke out and this time, the Medical Department has geared up to meet the new challenge.

Source: The Sangai Express
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