16 new dengue cases reported in Prayagraj

PRAYAGRAJ: The city reported 16 new dengue cases on Thursday, taking the tally of dengue patients to 205.
After witnessing a significant spike in dengue cases in urban areas, officials of the health department on Thursday intensified an anti-larva spraying drive in MLN Medical College campus, Karbala, Bakshi Bazar, Roshan Bagh, Mundera, Neta Crossing, Allahapur and Sohbatiyabagh.
Localities like Chota Baghara, Salori, Govindpur and Daraganj are also under scanner.
Officials appealed to the citizens to adopt preventive measures to keep the mosquito-borne disease at bay.
Anti-larva spraying and fogging were also taken up in other parts of the city.
District malaria officer (DMO) Anand Kumar Singh told TOI that an awareness campaign against mosquito-borne diseases is underway in to educate and aware the residents about such diseases.
He informed that out of the 205 patients, 189 have recovered while eight patients are undergoing treatment.

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