Muzaffarpur (Bihar) , Nov 16 : As many as 144 people have tested positive for dengue in Muzaffarpur, as per Civil Surgeon Dr Shailesh Prasad Singh.
"We conduct fogging wherever dengue patients are detected. We have taken other efforts as well by publicising and spreading awareness about dengue and related things. We are trying to make people aware of the measures to be taken to save themselves," said Singh while speaking to ANI.
"We are spreading awareness that people should clear stagnant water. Through an integrated disease surveillance system, we are informed immediately if a citizen of Muzaffarpur is diagnosed with dengue, even if he or she is staying in some other city," he added.
Earlier in October, the capital city of Bihar, Patna was caught in the grip of waterlogging and water-borne diseases like dengue.
A total of 615 dengue cases were reported in the city this year till October 17.
As per the state's Health Department, as many as 900 dengue cases were reported from across the city since September till the end of October month.