Though winter has arrived, dengue cases in Ludhiana continue to surface as the number till date has touched the 1,688 mark.
The doctors in the city say the patients have to suffer also from post-dengue issues, including joint and bones problem.
The number of dengue cases in other parts of the country has come down, especially after Diwali but this is not the case in Ludhiana. The health department believes that dengue larvae are still there in different areas as the temperature in the city has not decreased.
According to the data, the number of dengue patients admitted to different hospitals of the city is 1,688 while those from other districts admitted in city hospitals are 528 in figures. The dengue patients from other states admitted in Ludhiana have rise to 40.
District epidemiologist, Dr Ramesh Bhagat said the dengue cases were still reported from city hospitals but these cases would end soon once the temperature takes a dip.
Dr NK Aggarwal, chief consultant at Joint and Spine Centre, said a large number of dengue patients in the city have reported pain in joints muscles, a condition that persists for days after recovery.
He said dengue has pathological effects on tendons, muscles, joints and bones.
“Increased risk of joint and muscle pain are seen in dengue patients with associated co-morbid conditions, patients with vitamin and mineral deficiencies, elderly and children who are malnourished.”