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Dengue continues to create scare in Doon valley

Monday, 19 September 2022 | PNS | DEHRADUN

The prevalence of Dengue in the provisional state capital Dehradun is continuing to increase at an alarming rate. On Monday the state health department reported 35 new cases of the vector borne disease from different parts of the district.

The district now has 330 patients with the disease in this season. The district vector borne diseases officer of Dehradun, Subhash Joshi said that all these patients of the disease are admitted in different hospitals of the city.  He claimed that the health of all these patients is stable and they are recovering from the disease.   Joshi said that anti dengue activities are in full swing in the affected and the sensitive areas of the district. He added that the department with the help of Asha workers has undertaken source reduction activity on a large scale in the city. He added that the anti dengue activities are being done in coordination with Asha workers and Municipal Corporation and fogging is being done in the affected areas.

Joshi said that the health department has also undertaken an awareness drive in which people are explained the ways to prevent the menace of the vector borne disease.  

It is pertinent to mention here that Aedes Aezypti, the vector of the disease, strikes during the day time and breeds in clear water.  The doctors’ advice people to 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 platelet count of the blood is drastically reduced which may prove fatal for the patient.  In Uttarakhand the disease is more prevalent in Dehradun, Haridwar, Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar districts

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