A surge in dengue cases in the district with 46 people reporting positive for the mosquito-borne disease has been recorded in September, the Kalaburagi Health Officer stated on Thursday. The Health officer further stated that people are being advised to take all preventive measures to keep themselves safe from dengue. The District Health Officer, MK Patil further stated, "The only solution is prevention, there should be no water-logging anywhere."
The District Health Officer added, "Due to climate change and unseasonal rains, there has been an increase in the number of positive dengue cases. In September, 46 people were reported positive for dengue." Municipal Corporation has been fogging and sprinkling anti-larva medicines in the areas where dengue cases were reported. Data compiled by the Health Ministry had revealed at least 8,058 positive dengue cases with eight deaths and 14,404 cases of chikungunya from across the country till June 30 this year. A total of 66,313 malaria cases have also been reported from across the country till May 31 this year, according to available data.
A total of 67,377 cases of dengue and 48 deaths due to the vector-borne disease have been reported from across the country till October 13 this year, according to a report released by the Directorate of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme. According to the data, Karnataka saw 12,756 dengue cases till October 13, which is the highest. Eight deaths have been reported due to dengue. Bihar, which is grappling with flash floods triggered by torrential rains, saw 1,588 dengue cases. The state capital, Patna, reported 1,135 dengue cases during the stipulated period.
Maharashtra reported 7,863 dengue cases with four people losing their lives due to the disease. According to the report, Uttarakhand saw 7,513 cases and eight deaths were reported. Kerala, on the other hand, saw 13 dengue deaths, and 3,075 cases being reported. Gujarat reported 5,819 dengue cases and six people had lost their lives till October 13, the report said. National capital Delhi saw 1,431 cases of dengue but no deaths have been reported so far.