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A survey was undertaken to ascertain the Aedes indices in Ashawati and Tauri villages of Faridabad and Gurgaon districts of Haryana state, India, during September 1996. The House Index, Container Index and Breteau Index recorded in Tauru village were 33.3, 21.0 and 40.0, while in Ashawati village these indices were 13.6, 2.8 and 10.3 respectively.
An outbreak of dengue fever/dengue haemorrhagic fever was reported from Ludhiana city in Punjab state, India, during October 1996. The outbreak started in the last week of September and lasted up to the first week of December. The number of cases reported during the outbreak was 720, with 19 deaths. A community survey revealed a very high attack rate of fever cases (4.10%). Serological tests suggested a recent dengue virus infection as seven serum samples out of nine tested were found to be positive. Aedes survey carried out in some of the affected ...