Even though winter has started, there is no decrease in dengue cases, 47 cases have been registered in Lucknow in just one day. Most of the new dengue cases have been reported from congested residential and commercial areas like Aishbagh (6), Chander Nagar (5), Aliganj (5), Indira Nagar (4), NK Road (5) and Chinhat (4). District health education officer Yogesh Raghuvanshi said, “Notices were issued to 14 houses where mosquito larvae were seen by health teams conducting surveys to check mosquito breeding.”
Experts said that despite the drop in temperature, it may take a few more days for the number of new daily cases to come down. Abhishek Shukla, general secretary of the International Doctors’ Association, said, “The day temperature has dropped two days already and it may take a few more days for the new dengue cases to come down. Temperatures below 25 degrees Celsius make it difficult for mosquitoes to breed.” is considered unfavorable and hence we can expect that there will be less new cases in the coming week.”
The state health department has issued instructions to all private laboratories to update the test reports of dengue samples with the health department at the district level, especially the ELISA test, which is a confirmatory test for dengue. However, no new case was reported in the state capital on Sunday and there are only seven active cases in the district.