No end to dengue scare; seven new cases reported
Gurugram: There seems to be no end to the scare caused by dengue. There have been seven new cases of dengue. In the last week, with 1,200 suspected and 90 confirmed cases, the number of dengue cases has been the highest since 2015.
In 2015, around 2,000 suspected cases of dengue were reported from the district — the highest ever. Considering that the season of mosquito-borne diseases is not over yet, this year's number is only expected to rise," said a senior doctor from Civil Hospital.
In 2017, this number was 521, while 2016 saw 430 suspected cases. Doctors said they expected a fall in the number of dengue cases in the next two or three weeks as the weather turns colder. "After October, when the temperature dips, the dengue virus cannot survive for too long," the doctor further added. In a major concern for the health authorities, there have been already two deaths so far due to dengue. Among the dead includes a 13-year-old child. This time most of the cases are being reported from the posh areas of the city. The rapid response team has been set up by the district health department to tackle vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria that seems to spike during this season. As of now, there are five confirmed cases of dengue while there have been fifty suspected cases.
Preparations have already begun for early fogging. Teams have been formed by Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) to detect the presence of larvae across the four municipal zones in which the
city is divided.