Viral fever spreads in Gurgaon: Doctors deny any dengue outbreak possibility
Despite the scarcity of the rainfall, the officials of Civil Hospital claimed that dengue patients have started coming in. Two dengue cases- one from Old Gurgaon and another from sector 40 have been reported so far in the city. Meanwhile, 20 patients has been diagnosed with malaria. This number may rise to 100 as more and more patients are being reported and more information are coming to light.
According to the doctors, Aedes Egypti, mosquito
causes dengue that may be more dangerous than Malaria. It is
considered to be generated due to stored water in the bucket, pots
and dirty places. Dr. Rajesh Kumar, working in a private hospital
said that this fatal mosquito can cover an area of radius 200 meters.
He further added that during first three days of the disease, people
are in the grip of high fever. In the coming days, the platelets
start reducing slowly. Taking this condition lightly may turn out to
fatal for the people. That's why it must be treated sooner than
Pushpa Bishnoi, CMO, Civil Hospital said, "All
measures to fight the deadly diseases are in place. We are not
expecting an outbreak yet, as so far this year's numbers are
significantly less than last year" as was reported by times of
Talking about dengue, Dr Satish Koul of Columbia Asia
Hospital said that the feeling of fever and headache continuously for
three days may be symptoms of dengue. In this state, consult a
Dr V K Thapar, deputy civil surgeon, vector-borne
diseases, said, "We have a team of 50 health workers who
regularly visit different parts of the city to identify breeding
grounds of the larvae. They submit reports daily." So far we
have not received any information of perpetual occurrence of larvae
in any particular area. But there is definitely a need to spread
awareness among people to adopt precautionary measures at the
In order to prevent mosquito larvae from spreading,
Gangusia fish are being distributed in the district malaria office.
This fish eats these larvae.
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