National Dengue Day today: A day towards awareness

Assam records zero dengue fatality this year till today, currently there are three cases of dengue in the state

The 16th day of May is observed as the National Dengue Prevention Day in India. On this day, various campaigns are carried out to create an awareness about dengue.
Dengue, also known as breakbone fever or dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease occurring in tropical and subtropical areas. Dengue is an acute infectious disease caused by a flavivirus (species Dengue virus of the genus Flavivirus), transmitted by aedes mosquitoes, and characterized by headache, severe joint pain, and a rash.
In some serious cases (of dengue haemoregic fever), there may be pain at the back of the eyes, bleeding from nose or mucosal gum bleeding. If one shows such serious symptoms, he or she has to be hospitalized immediately. There is sufficient supply of dengue assessment kits in every district hospital and medical colleges.
As per information from the Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, India reported 1,64,103 dengue cases during 2021 as against 2,05,243 cases in 2019 and has maintained a case fatality rate of less than one per cent since 2008.
In the entire last year, there were 103 dengue cases throughout Assam
In order to get a recent and clear picture of the status of dengue in the Northeastern states, Fit Northeast had a conversation with the senior health officials of the National Health Mission (Assam). It was informed to Fit Northeast that currently there are three cases of dengue. Two of the cases are in Kamrup rural and one is in Nalbari. Assam has zero death record (due to dengue) since 2018.
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In the entire last year, there were 103 dengue cases through-out Assam. The official said that as the monsoon season is arriving, the awareness campaigns are being carried out with an aim of creating awareness among the masses. It was added that the aedes mosquitoes mostly gave birth in the stagnant water after the rain.
The mosquitoes which causes dengue, bites during the day and if one member of the house is infected, there are chances that the other members of the house will get affected. The people staying at the affected areas are advised to wear full sleeved shirts to prevent the mosquito bites and use mosquito nets during sleeping in day hours.
As a part of the awareness campaigns, banners and posters are being put up at the wellness centers at every district and at every dispensary. Fogging is done to kill the mosquitoes. Rallies are also being carried with an educational purpose. Medicated mosquito nets are being distributed among the people in the affected areas (or in the rural areas). 

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