Goa: Decline In Cases Of Dengue Expected As The End Of Monsoon Nears

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As per sources, the Directorate of health services (DHS) has expected a decline in the cases of dengue as the monsoon is coming to an end

Written By Prachi Mankani | Mumbai | Updated On:

As per sources, the Directorate of health services (DHS) has expected a decline in the cases of Dengue as the monsoon is coming to an end.

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had recently stressed in waste management and awareness drives to control the spread of Dengue as the state reels from mosquito-borne diseases.

India has witnessed a dengue outbreak in several parts of the country. The vector-borne disease remained active from August to September. As per reports, dengue vaccination will be introduced in India by early next year on a demonstration basis in areas where the prevalence is high.

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Data on dengue cases

Reportedly, more than 1000 suspected cases of dengue last month were reported in Goa. Dr. Anant Palekat, the deputy director in charge of the national vector control program in Goa said that there have been many cases of Dengue in September as well and the data for the whole week state will be available by the first week of October.

It was also reported that people are not keeping their surroundings clean, which could be one of the main reasons for the breakout of this disease.

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Dengue outbreak in India

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection that occurs mainly in the monsoon season. Uttarakhand has been affected by it majorly this year. Dehradun Municipal Corporation (DMC) has started its fogging drive in an attempt to eliminate dengue from Dehradun. About 75 dengue cases had also been registered in Delhi in 2019 so far, out of which at least 35 were reported in August alone. 

Telangana BJP State president Dr. K Laxman had also expressed distress over the sudden outbreak of dengue and malaria. The instances of dengue have increased 30-fold over the last 50 years. Up to 50-100 million infections are now estimated to occur annually in over 100 countries, putting almost half of the world’s population in danger.

 In the last few days, almost a dozen patients have also been tested positive for dengue in Jammu and Kashmir

READ: Health emergency demanded by Telangana BJP as dengue scare grips state

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