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Malaria, dengue cases fall in Aurangabad division

 Malaria, dengue cases fall in Aurangabad division


The four districts of Aurangabad division have registered 44% decline in incidents of dengue and 68.8% slump in Malaria cases till September this year, compared to the corresponding period last year.


Thirty-nine dengue cases were detected in the division in the first nine months of this year, against 125 cases in the corresponding period in 2016. In case of malaria, 19 cases were detected (34 in till September 2016). Aurangabad district had the highest number of malaria and dengue cases during the period under review in both the years.

District malaria officer Anil Patil said the department's entomological surveillance, fever surveillance, information education and communication (IEC) programme, preventive and remedial fogging, dry days, and abetting efforts have proved efficient in controlling malaria and dengue in the district.