Dengue Cases On The Rise This Year

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There has been a steep rise in the dengue cases in Mohali district as compared to previous year’s cases. Recently, four deaths have been reported in the district. According to the data, In 2016, 2,088 positive cases were reported whereas, in 2015, 532 cases were reported. Presently, as of November 9, 2017, the Health Department had received 3,173 samples of suspected cases of dengue, of which 2,118 have tested positive.

The report entails that over 46 percent of the total cases with 978 testing positive for dengue was the residence od district Mohali. The spread of the vector-borne disease has been rampant in village areas with 489 positive cases, followed by 311 cases in Kharar and 177 in Nayagaon.

According to the document, in the past week, three to four suspected deaths due to dengue have been reported, advice residents and area councilors to question the result and frequency of fogging in areas by the Municipal Corporation and the Health Department.

Dr. Avtar Singh, Epidemiologist, Civil Hospital, Mohali, said the toll this year had been the highest in Mohali district in the past five years. He said dengue cases usually followed a cyclical trend and the sudden rise in the cases could be the change in the type of dengue virus.

To the very extent the statement of the Dr. Avtar Singh was right regarding the cyclical trend that dengue follows. Usually, if the cases are high in one particular year, the next year the cases tend to decline. Surprisingly, the trend is not same this year. Over 50-70 positive cases are coming every day,” he added.

According to the present data of last two months and that are September and October, Dengue cases have registered a sudden spurt over 85 percent cases have been reported. Mohali city has recorded over 46 percent of the total cases in the district with 978 testing positive for dengue. The spread of the vector-borne disease dengue has been rampant in village areas with 489 positive cases, followed by 311 cases in Kharar and 177 in Nayagaon.

It seems like a fight with dengue is getting tougher day by day. It is very important for us to follow each and every instruction to cure and prevent these vector-borne diseases. After all health is wealth.

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