Dengue outbreak looms large in Ludhiana; 4 fresh cases reported

Dengue outbreak looms large in Ludhiana; 4 fresh cases reported

Ludhiana, Punjab (August 27, 2023): Four fresh dengue cases have been reported in Ludhiana, taking the total number of cases in the city to 97.

According to the Hindustan Times, fresh cases have been reported from different parts of the city, including Gopal Nagar, Women’s Jail, New Moti Nagar, Jiwan Singh Nagar, and Tajpur Road.

The health department has swung into action and is conducting fogging and spraying operations in the affected areas. The department has also asked people to take precautions against dengue, such as using mosquito nets, wearing full sleeves, and avoiding stagnant water.

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that can cause fever, headache, muscle pain, and rash. It can be serious, especially in children and the elderly.


The health department has advised people to take the following precautions to prevent dengue:

  • Eliminate mosquito breeding grounds by emptying water from containers such as buckets, pots, tyres, and flower pots.
  • Keep your surroundings clean and free of garbage.
  • Use mosquito nets when sleeping.
  • Wear full sleeves and pants when outdoors.
  • Apply insect repellent.


If you have any symptoms of dengue, such as fever, headache, muscle pain, and rash, see a doctor immediately.

The health department has also warned that the number of dengue cases is likely to rise in the coming days as the weather is conducive to breeding mosquitoes. The department has urged people to take preventive measures to protect themselves from the disease.

The four fresh cases of dengue in Ludhiana are a cause for concern. The health department needs to take urgent measures to control the spread of the disease. People must also be aware of the preventive measures and take them seriously.