Dengue threat as monsoon begins Patna News | Techy Kings


Patna: With the onset of monsoon, the threat of several vector-borne diseases including dengue has started to loom. The state has officially reported 37 cases of dengue till June 22 and a maximum of 21 from Patna. However, there have been no deaths due to dengue in the state this season.
State Program Officer for National Vector Borne Disease Control Department, Dr Binay Kumar Sharma He said, “The breakdown of cases reported till June 22 shows that apart from Patna, Bhojpur district has the highest number of cases with three cases, Madhubani and Saran two each. One case each was reported in Aurangabad, Jehanabad, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga and Lakhisarai. Two more people who tested positive for dengue in Bihar were from outside the state.
Dr. Sharma He said that as far as Chikungunya is concerned, one case has been reported in the state so far which is from Patna.
“The National Vector Borne Disease Control Department has taken initiative to spread awareness among the people and a letter has already been sent to all the District Vector Borne Disease Control Officers, asking them to conduct awareness programs and use the month of July as prevention. It has been asked to celebrate Dengue Month,” he said.
So far, most dengue cases have been reported from AIIMS-Patna, followed by RMRI and PMCH. I am a health care worker PMCH The laboratory said the number of cases has increased slightly in recent weeks.
“There are days when five to six cases are registered. It happened recently after rain. We have to wait to understand the trend,” he added. Talking about the patients admitted to AIIMS-Patna, Dr. Devindu Bhushan, Assistant Professor of the Department of Medicine, said that two to three patients have started coming to the hospital every day.
According to pan-India data available on the National Center for Vector Borne Disease Control department’s website, a total of 10,172 dengue cases were registered in the country till May-end and three deaths have been reported so far. Bihar data showed 28 cases till the same time, while Tamil Nadu had the highest number of 2,548 cases.
Meanwhile, both the Center as well as state governments have asked people to remove stagnant water, for example clean their coolers once a week, wear full-sleeved clothes, check dengue cases. Use mosquito nets and repellents when sleeping.


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