LAHORE: Another 57 dengue cases were reported from Punjab during the last 24-hour period, including 22 from the city.
The total number of dengue affected cases has reached 1,564 so far, stated Additional Director Vector Born Disease, Health department, Dr Jaffer Ahmed while talking to APP here on Monday.
He said that teams of anti-dengue squad had been visiting door to door to eradicate larvae of dengue, besides disseminating awareness of the preventive measures against dengue virus.
Responding to a question, he said that anti-dengue teams had visited over 43,310 high risk places, besides inspecting around 200,000 containers at different points.”Despite the persistent presence of dengue mosquito, the overall situation is under control”, he added.
Over 495 teams comprising three persons each are active to inspect different areas of the city. Regarding the precautionary measures, Dr Jaffer said people should cooperate with the larva hunting teams and use nets inside their houses,besides keeping the environment clean and dry.