Submit :
News                      Photos                     Just In                     Debate Topic                     Latest News                    Articles                    Local News                    Blog Posts                     Pictures                    Reviews                    Recipes                    
Utmost precaution must as dengue cases at all-time high in Delhi
The number of dengue cases reported in Delhi have touched the mark of 1,259 till September 5, highest since 2010. North Delhi district is the worst affected area with as many as 511 cases reported from here so far. East Delhi has reported the lowest number of dengue cases i.e.110.

Although the state health department is claiming to take every required measure and many cases treated in time, but still there is this risk of relapse of dengue fever and this is what more dangerous.

If a person has suffered from dengue in the past year or now, they must take additional precautions to prevent the disease from recurring because a second attack of dengue may be more dangerous than the first attack.

There are four different types of dengue and one can, therefore, suffer from dengue four times in his or her lifetime.

The second or subsequent dengue infections tend to be more serious. A person with dengue can also simultaneously suffer from malaria. Malaria and dengue together can lower platelet count to a dangerous level leading to complications.

One must however always remember that platelet transfusion in dengue patients can cause more harm than good and must only be administered if a person's platelet count is less than 10,000 and he is actively bleeding.

Some precautions that should be taken in dengue are as follows:

  • One should avoid taking aspirin for fever as it can precipitate bleeding if the person is infected with dengue.

  • In dengue, most complications occur within two days of the fever subsiding and most people are casual during this period.
  • Any abdominal pain, giddiness or weakness, after the fever has subsided, should be attended to by a doctor. Dengue complications during this period occur due to shift of blood volume and patient requires a rapid infusion of oral or intravenous fluids in large quantities.

Email Id
Verification Code
Email me on reply to my comment
Email me when other CJs comment on this article
Sign in to set your preference
merinews for RTI activists

Not finding what you are looking for? Search here.