Decrease in number of dengue cases in urban Dakshina Kannada: Reports


Mangaluru: Statistics have shown that though Dakshina Kannada district witnessed an increase in the number of dengue cases in 2016, urban areas of the district had seen a decline.

Sources say that effective vector control measures in urban areas had caused the decrease in number of cases but the same could not be implemented in rural areas due to which numbers were high.

It is said that several cases had been booked in Puttur, Bantwal and Belthangady and the main cause was breeding of mosquitoes in arecanut, coconut farms and rubber plantations.

Officials have opined that people working in such areas had to have adequate mosquito protection.


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