Itanagar: Altogether 165 blood samples collected from various parts of Arunachal Pradesh have tested positive for dengue.

A total of 586 blood samples have so far been tested at the laboratories of Arunachal State Hospital (ASH), Pasighat general hospital, RMRC and the ICMR (Dibrugarh), state epidemiologist Dr L Jampa said in a press release on Saturday.

The health department was closely monitoring and keeping a surveillance of dengue infection across the state after the disease was reported from various parts of East Siang district since the beginning of August.

Dengue cases have also been reported from Papum Pare, West Siang and Upper Siang districts. The health department has also initiated testing for dengue by ELISA at ASH, besides preparing to start fogging operations in sectors of the Capital Complex where dengue cases have been reported, the release added.


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