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Director Health Service monitoring jaundice and dengue cases in Kashmir

Health Directorate monitors jaundice and dengue cases - Cross Town News, a  Leading Newspaper of J&K

Srinagar, Nov 5 (KINS) Director Health Service Kashmir has taken cognizance of 21 reported cases of dengue and has put in place a detailed strategy for prevention of such cases in the valley.

An official spokesman said, the Director Health Service has put in place a strategy for prevention and management of dengue cases in the valley through divisional and district level rapid response teams besides regular surveillance, early diagnosis, and prompt treatment.

He said, moreover various water samples were also collected for Most Probable Number (MPN) count and further measures will be taken by the Department based on test results.

Taking note of recent rumours of jaundice epidemic and dengue outbreak in certain areas of Kashmir valley, the Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir, clarifies that all such claims were false and baseless.

He said a team of experts visited Habba Kadal, Gadood Bagh, to investigate the rumours of outbreak of jaundice cases today and It was found that three such cases were reported from different houses with different onset periods having no co-relations to each other.( KINS)

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