Patient toll mounts to 3,184 in Dehradun. Dengue figure cross 5,000 mark in U’khand
The number of patients of dengue in the provisional state capital of Dehradun is continuing to increase unabated . On Thursday, the health department reported 146 new cases of the disease in Dehradun. With them the number of patients affected by the disease in Dehradun this season has mounted to 3184. Meanwhile, the number of patients in Uttarakhand crossed 5000 figure mark on the day. The department also reported 199 new cases on Thursday which took the toll of dengue to 5015 in Uttarakhand.
The health department has also reported eight deaths in state from the disease. In Dehradun alone six persons have so far died from dengue.
The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Dehradun, Dr S K Gupta said that there is no need of panic about dengue but advised people to ensure that breeding grounds inside and in the vicinity of their houses are destroyed. He said that people should wear full sleeved clothes during day time to reduce exposure for the mosquito bite. The district vector borne diseases officer, Subhash Joshi said teams of health department conducted surveys at Bijapur guest house, ONGC, high court guest house, officers guest houses, office of 108 ambulance services. The teams destroyed the breeding places of mosquitoes.
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.
Friday, 27 September 2019 | PNS | Dehradun