The number of dengue affected persons in the provisional state capital reaches to 4230 this season.
For the first time in many days, the district health authorities of Dehradun reported less than 50 new cases of dengue on Friday. On the day 36 new patients of dengue were reported which took the number of dengue affected persons in the provisional state capital to 4230 this season.
The district vector borne diseases officer, Subhash Joshi said that 229 samples of the suspected patients of the disease were tested on the day out of which 36 were found positive.He said that people should wear full sleeved clothes during day time to reduce exposure for the mosquito bite. Joshi added that the teams of health department are engaged in creating awareness among the masses for eliminating the dengue menace. He informed that the health department workers are also undertaking source reduction activity of larva.
Dengue is a viral infection spread by the mosquito Aedes Aezypti popularly known as Tiger Mosquito. The symptoms of the disease are persistent high fever, rashes, headache and pain in the joints. In the acute cases the platelets number decrease drastically which may prove fatal for the patient.
Saturday, 12 October 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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