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'Dengue strain milder this time'

In the wake of reports that an official attached with Indian Lawn bowls team in the Games Village has been admitted to a hospital with dengue symptoms, the DMA today said there was nothing to worry and came out with a 'Do's and Don'ts' list for the participants.

delhi Updated: Oct 03, 2010 12:43 IST

In the wake of reports that an official attached with Indian Lawn bowls team in the Games Village has been admitted to a hospital with dengue symptoms, the DMA on Sunday said there was nothing to worry and came out with a 'Do's and Don'ts' list for the participants.

"In every place in the world, there are certain seasonal diseases which are more prevalent at that time. At present in Delhi, besides dengue, few cases of malaria, typhoid, seasonal viral and chickengunea cases are seen," Narender Saini, President, Delhi Medical Association, said.

"Luckily this time the dengue strain is much milder in form. More over our hospital are well equipped with all kind of drugs and other modalities required to treat the disease," he said.

His comments after a report said the Indian Lawn bowls team official was admitted to a hospital with symptoms of dengue.

The official said the Games visitors and participants have nothing to worry as facilities for treatment and medicines are made within the Games Village itself.

"On behalf of medical community of Delhi, we want to assure the players and the tourists that Delhi is safe and it has got the best of medical facility as in any developed country of the world," Saini said.

The DMA also issued a list of precautionary measures for the benefit of tourists and participants:-
1) The participants and visitors of the CWG are advised to use full-sleeved clothes and mosquito-repellent creams, mats and coil.
2) Do not leave the doors and windows open during day time.
3) Do not shake hands or hug in greeting to avoid the spread of H1N1.
4) In case of irritation/redness/discharge in the eyes wash your eyes with clean water and visit the nearest health centre.
5) Use only bottled water/juice/cold drinks and make sure that seal is not broken.
6) Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or with hand rub.
7) Preferably, eat food only which has been served hot.
8) In case of fever don't panic,and don't take medicine of your own.
9) Always carry your health records and continuation of any medicine intake.