Continuous rain surges dengue cases in Delhi
New Delhi : The weekend drenched the national capital and nearby areas and now new trouble has arrived with a surge noticed in dengue cases. In the last couple of days, around 130 people have been diagnosed with dengue, taking the total tally of cases to over 500.
Out of these 500, around 281 cases of dengue have been reported only in September 2022. Only 75 cases were reported in August.
So far no loss of life has been reported due to dengue.
According to a report by MCD, a total of 106 cases of malaria and 20 cases of chikungunya have also been reported this year in Delhi till September 21,
Delhi government and MCD officials have been doing several drives to make people understand how to stop the breeding of mosquitos.
MCD officials are also keeping a tab on such areas where mosquitos are found breeding. The place owners are also being penalized for negligence.
PRECAUTIONS FROM DENGUE
• Avoid wearing short sleeves or shorts in the morning or evening hours, when you venture out. It is easy for them to contract the disease.
• Prevent the collection of water at homes in tyres, buckets and coolers. The dengue mosquito breeds in stagnant water and can easily infect people. Water should be emptied daily so that the mosquito does not breed.
• One has to be very careful that monsoon is the season where dengue cases increase. Prevention is better than treatment of this virus.