Delhi records first dengue death of the year
Vector-borne diseases on a rise; Gaziabad sees the highest spike in the last 7 years
Mamata Kashyap, a 35-year-old woman was the first one who was succumbed to death by dengue in New Delhi this year.
Kashyap was a resident of Sarita Vihar in South Delhi who breadth her last on September 26, 8:05 PM.
She was admitted in the hospital after a drop in her oxygen level along with fluid in her lungs and a swollen liver.
The details regarding Kashyap's death and some related issues were reported by South Delhi Municipality Corporation.
Vector-control measures have been taken by the public health department of the SDMC in the Metro Colony area, and the locality has been kept ''under surveillance by field staff''.
In the year 2020, a total of 1,072 cases of dengue were registered along with 2 deaths.
The number of cases reported for the January 1-October 16 periods in the previous three years was -- 395 (2020), 644 (2019) and 1020 (2018).
As per civic reports, 142 malaria and 69 chikungunya cases were reported till October 16. The civic bodies in Delhi have taken every possible measure to prevent the out.The month-wise distribution of dengue cases in 2021 stands as 0 on January, 2 on February, 5 on March, 10 on April, 12 on May, 7 in June followed by 16 in July and 72 in August.
As per civic reports, 142 malaria and 69 chikungunya cases were reported till October 16. The civic bodies in Delhi have taken every possible measure to prevent the out.
Dengue leads to fever, body ache, nausea, vomiting, and in severe cases, internal bleeding or a fatal drop in blood pressure.
On Sunday, the East Delhi Municipality Corporation notified that new anti-dengue awareness will be in motion via the radio stations from Monday next.
In relation to the rise in cases of dengue, Ghaziabad witnessed 645 cases, which has been the highest since the last 7 years.
Similarly, 16 cases of the same were reported in 5 days in Noida.
There are four serotypes of the dengue virus based on four different antigens " the part of the virus that attacks the body and against which antibodies are created " Type 1 and Type 3 are associated with milder disease " symptoms such as fever, headache, body ache, and pain behind the eyes.
Type 2 and Type 4 with severe disease " drop in platelet count, inability to form blood clots, and internal bleeding in the former, and leaking of fluids from the capillaries leading to drop in blood pressure and circulatory shock (not enough blood reaching the organs) in the latter.
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