7th October, 2023 Mumbai: According to the reports, Dengue cases have hit upto 3000 in Uttarakhand, out of which 1000 plus cases reported in Dehradun, 500 in Haridwar and almost 700 in Pauri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. There has been a recorded 16 deaths overall in Uttarakhand.
The dengue outbreak
The dengue outbreak in uttarakhand has escalated rapidly with the total number of cases reached upto 3000 as on 6th October 2023. Meanwhile in the capital city Dehradun the patient affected by the Dengue are 1023. Pauri and Haridwar districts also have a high number of cases reporting upto 736 and 500 respectively. Nainital reported 489 cases, while Udham Singh Nagar reported 98 cases.
Tragically, the outbreak caused 16 deaths across the State. Dehradun reported 13 deaths, while Nainital recorded three. This increase in dengue cases have put the pressure on the healthcare system, ensuring urgent measures to control the outbreak’s spread. Medical Authorities are actively working to raise awareness about the preventive measures for this Dengue outbreak.
Dengue transmitted by Aedes Mosquito
Dengue is transmitted through the bite of Aedes mosquitoes, primarily Aedes aegypti. These mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, making monsoon season a particularly high-risk period for dengue outbreaks. The symptoms of dengue include high fever, severe headaches, joint and muscle pain, skin rashes, and bleeding.
Uttarakhand’s Nodal malaria officer’s statement
Dr. Pankaj Singh, Uttarakhand’s nodal malaria officer stated that “The virus season will decline by October 15 to October 20, the virus has an incubation period of 14 days and most cases that tested positive for Dengue have already completed this period and thus there will be a declination in dengue cases in the upcoming days.”
By Harsh Rathod