Rising dengue cases in Indore put health dept on toes
Dengue is showing no sign of abatement in Indore with 66 cases being registered till September, putting the health department on its toes.indore Updated: Sep 05, 2016 11:19 IST
Dengue is showing no sign of abatement in Indore with 66 cases being registered till September, putting the health department on its toes.
As per the figures of health department and analysis of data till August 15, Indore has recorded the second highest number cases of dengue after Sagar.
“The number is a little higher than what we expect it to be. The number has risen more ever since the rains have stopped. Collection of water in small vessels, garden area or water coolers comes as ideal habitats for the mosquitoes to breed,” said Dr GL Sodi, in-charge of Integrated Disease Surveillance Project.
He said the department was visiting spots to check for larvae and destroying them.
The first case of dengue this year was registered in January, and 33 cases were recorded in August. There has been no death so far.
“Almost all the patients have been discharged and did not have the serious haemorrhagic fever. We are closely monitoring the patients as well, asking for daily reports from all hospitals,” said Dr Sodi.
The health department has formed monitoring teams for every zone. People who are not maintaining proper hygiene in their houses will pay fines.
“An individual’s responsibility matters a lot in such cases because the breeding sites of these mosquitoes are found in the interiors,” said district malaria inspector Dr JC Ginwal.
This year’s first case was registered in January, 33 cases in August
66 Number of cases (till September 4)
155 Number of cases (2015)
Protect yourself from mosquito bites. Avoid sitting in areas where mosquitos are found in large number like garden, open areas and other dense areas
Use a mosquito repellent or mosquito net to ensure protection from mosquito.
Prevent mosquito breeding inside or outside your house by constantly keeping a check on spots where water can get collected. Frequently change water kept in storage tanks or water pool.
If fever continues accompanied with severe headaches visit a doctor. Early diagnosis helps in the treatment of dengue.