Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

73 dengue cases in Dimapur

By Correspondent

DIMAPUR, Nov 14 - In an alarming rise in dengue cases, the Sentinel Surveillance Site Lab, District Hospital, Dimapur has confirmed 73 positive dengue cases out of 439 blood samples tested from October till November 7.

According to reports, 21 samples were confirmed positive last Monday while 52 cases were tested positive some days earlier.

The samples included collection from different private hospitals in and around Dimapur. This significant rise in the number of positive cases of dengue, which was only eight as of October 17, is an indication that these are not sporadic cases.

Of recent reports of deaths with dengue-like symptoms, which include high fever, sudden fatigue, vomiting and muscle and joint pains have been emerging from Dimapur.

As Dimapur continues to be besieged by growing garbage, non-existent drainage and increase in stagnant water bodies in almost all the localities, this has led to increase in the mosquito breeding places and thereby the rise in the Dengue cases.

Recently, the Urban Vector-Borne Disease Control Scheme (UVBDCS) Dimapur suggested anti-dengue control measures by requesting the public and colony councils to observe a dry day social work once a week by draining all the water containers in order to control the mosquito population, which it stated, would bring down the cases of dengue.

Next Story