The number of dengue cases increased in the state despite the rains: 4,860 cases detected!

Bangalore: The number of dengue cases is also high in the state amid heavy rains. 203 cases have been reported in the state during the last one week. 4,860 dengue cases have been reported in the state since January till now (Sep’13).

More cases of dengue symptoms including fever, my-arms, headache are being registered in hospitals across the state, and more cases have been confirmed in all the districts of the state between September 7 and September 13. From January 1 to September 13, 2022, 536 dengue cases have been reported in Mysore, 453 in Udupi, 266 in Dakshina Kannada, 258 in Chitradurga, and 229 in Vijayapur.

4,860 dengue cases have been reported in the state since January till now (Sep’13). Mainly Mysore recorded the highest number of cases followed by Udupi.
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Disease symptoms
Dengue caused by ‘Virus 1’ is curable. Once infected with dengue, the consequences can be serious if the ‘virus-2’ is re-infected. Sudden fever, headache, runny nose, sore throat, vomiting, stomachache, arm, hand pain, diarrhea, red rash on the body and bleeding in the intestines in severe cases.

Precautionary measures

  • Adequate disposal of waste such as coconut shell, tyre-tube, plastic etc.
  • Be careful not to let water stand around the house, terrace and flower pots.
  • Close lids of water storage tank tanks securely.
  • To control mosquitoes in the villages, smoke neem leaves and coconut.
  • Do not store water for long time in pot and bindi.
  • To prevent mosquitoes, put mesh on windows and doors and use mosquito repellent.
  • Drink clean and boiled water.
  • Be careful not to get bitten by mosquitoes during the day.

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How is dengue spread?
Dengue is caused by Aedes aegypti mosquito which breeds in clear water. It is a daytime mosquito. Spawns and reproduces in stored water. Due to this, children, pregnant women, old people and patients with low immunity need to be more careful. The disease has three stages, general fever, dehydration due to dengue haemorrhage, dengue shock syndrome (intestinal bleeding) and death of patients is more likely. In such a case, it is necessary to give platelets to the patients.

What are the measures taken by the department?
The health department is creating awareness through mosquito control advertisements and is creating awareness through Jatha by students. At all levels, ‘rapid, testing teams’ have been formed and guppy fish are being released to destroy the larvae produced in tanks, ponds and rakes. Pamphlets are being distributed on proper waste disposal, maintaining cleanliness in residential areas including homes, schools, offices.