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Bengaluru Dengue menace: 6 times rise in cases in 3 months


Team Udayavani, Sep 11, 2021, 12:09 PM IST

Bengaluru: Bengaluru has reported a steady increase in dengue cases, with the number of cases rising from 102 in May to 677 in August.

Of 12,203 samples tested for dengue in the city from May to August, 1,304 have been found positive, according to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).

Among the eight zones of the BBMP, the east zone has registered the highest number of cases at 438, followed by south zone with 319.

The Centre has allocated immunoglobulin M (IgM) test kits for dengue to the Karnataka government. These are considered to be accurate to confirm dengue cases.

Some health experts have suggested that COVID-afflicted patients could develop severe dengue.

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