Tuesday 12, 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
Four new cases of dengue were reported by the state health department on Monday in Dehradun. The district now has 53 new cases of the disease this season. The district vector borne diseases officer, Subhash Joshi said all the patients are undergoing treatment and are out of danger. He said that two women ( 24 and 64 years of age) were found suffering from Dengue in Patel Nagar and Tilak Nagar of Dehradun while two men ( 12 and 51 years) were found from Khurbura and GMS road area of the city on Monday. He said that apart from source reduction exercises the health department has also undertaken an awareness drive in which people are explained the ways to prevent the menace of dengue. Joshi said that since the Aedes Aezypti, the vector of the disease, strikes during the day time and breeds in clear water, one should wear full sleeved clothes to prevent exposure to the mosquito bite and don’t allow water to get collected in their vicinity.
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 decreases drastically which may prove fatal for the patient. In Uttarakhand the disease is more prevalent in Dehradun, Haridwar, Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar districts.