In a humanitarian gesture, the Bombay High Court Thursday cautioned the citizens to keep their houses as well as surroundings clean and hygienic in the wake of outbreak of dengue, saying it should not be left entirely to the Government to act.
At least 13 cases of dengue have been confirmed in the city during last week, taking the total number of such cases to over sixty, an official said. The number of suspected cases is in several hundreds.
Even as October saw a spurt in the number of dengue cases in Mumbai, the BMC officials today expressed hope that a drop in temperature levels, coupled with the preventive measures, will help reduce the number of cases.
Mumbai: Very soon, vaccine against the mosquito-borne viral disease will be accessible to the world. Pharma major Sanofi has announced that the world’s first vaccine against dengue may be available by the second half of 2015.