The malaria wing of the health department has issued more than 5,000 notices, besides show-cause notices and challans to house owners who allow water logging in such places.

Dengue fever has been contracted by fewer people in Chandigarh, but health experts say that there is a danger of a rise if the weather stays humid, reported TOI. According to the news story, doctors had received only 20 cases of dengue till August 21, as compared to the 34 last year till this time.

Speaking about the same, an official in the UT health department told TOI that if the humidity continues, an upsurge in cases is not far since it will be a “friendly condition” for the carrier mosquito to breed.

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