The number of patients of dengue in the provisional state capital of Dehradun is continuing to increase. On Tuesday, the health department reported 144 new cases of the disease in Dehradun. With them the number of patients affected by the disease in Dehradun this season has mounted to 3606 this year.
The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Dehradun, Dr S K Gupta said that 577 samples of suspected patients of the disease were tested in different government hospitals of Dehradun district on Tuesday out of which 144 samples were found positive. It is pertinent to mention here that the department has so far tested 159985 samples for Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) test so far in the labs of Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hospital, Raipur CHC, Gandhi centenary eye hospital, Coronation hospital and SPS hospital Rishikesh. The health department has set up isolation wards for the patients of the disease in different hospitals. The CMO said that people should wear full sleeved clothes during day time to reduce exposure for the mosquito bite.
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.
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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