New Delhi. Dengue has also started scaring Delhiites after the increasing cases of Corona (Covid-19) in Delhi and two patients of monkeypox were found. In the latest report of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), 169 cases of dengue have been reported in the capital till July 30, 2022. This number of dengue in Delhi is more than the last five years, while this year the monsoon rains have not been as good. For the first time after the year 2017, so many cases have been reported in Delhi. Earlier in 2017, 185 cases were reported till the month of July. Amid rising dengue cases, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi has said that the number of dengue cases is increasing due to mosquitoes in the monsoon, although not a single dengue patient has died so far this year.
The Municipal Corporation is continuously proving to be unsuccessful in the prevention of dengue cases in Delhi. Till July 20 this year, 169 cases of dengue have been confirmed in Delhi. Talking about the last few years, till 30 July 2017, Delhi had 185 dengue cases, 40 in 2018 and 2019, 31 in 2020 and 52 in 2021. At the same time, 33 cases of malaria have been reported this year till 30 July 2022. Last year also 21 cases of malaria were reported. At the same time, in 2017, 171 cases of malaria were reported till July 30. Whereas, till July 30 last year, 11 cases of malaria were reported.
Dengue fever is caused by the bite of the Aedes mosquito. (signal photo)
What is dengue and its symptoms
Dengue fever is caused by the bite of the Aedes mosquito. After this, pain starts in the whole body. Mosquitoes breed due to incessant rains in the months of July to October. By the way, these mosquitoes breed only in clean water. The outbreak of these mosquitoes occurs mostly during the day. Aedes mosquitoes cannot fly higher than 3 feet.
what to do if you have dengue
According to doctors, the symptoms of the disease start appearing after 3, 4 days after the bite of the Aedes mosquito. It may take longer than that. Doctors tell that when an Aedes mosquito bites, it sucks the blood of a person and leaves the dengue virus in the blood, then if the same mosquito bites another person, then he also gets infected with dengue.
Ajit Singh, Superintendent of Rajasthan University of Health Sciences said that a 20-year-old youth with suspected symptoms of monkeypox was sent here from Kishangarh on Sunday night.
What are the types of Dengue Fever?
There are 3 types of dengue fever, out of which two fevers are considered very bad. Doctors believe that there are three types of fever namely Classical Dengue Fever, Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF), Dengue Shock Syndrome (DSS). The worst of these three are DHF and DSS because if the patient suffering from this is not admitted to the hospital soon, then he can die.
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Therefore, in the midst of increasing cases of corona and monkeypox, if a person sees high fever, joint pain or rashes on the body, then a dengue checkup should be done immediately. Apart from these symptoms, there is severe pain in the front of the head and there is no appetite. These symptoms appear so common that people often ignore them.
Tags: Covid-19 in Delhi, Dengue alert, Dengue in Delhi, Dengue outbreak, Malaria, Monkeypox
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 02, 2022, 14:44 IST