Dengue fever reaches an alarming rate in India.
Dengue Fever might turn epidemic
The dengue fever has reached an alarming rate in India.
Over 170 in Kerala, but as of now, no deaths are reported.
Due to poor maintenance since the very beginning, the fever has killed over 100.
Also, Doctor says that most of the cases are reported from cantonment and federal capital areas followed by the lack of proper preventive measures by the concerned authority.
However, the department says that they had issues while reaching sensitive areas.
The report says that they have formed a group of eight to reach to affected areas, especially tamol and sabji Mandi areas.
The main reasons for the spreading of this disease are because of the storage of water in open areas.
Also in open drains in the city while no dengue surveillance and non-reporting of dengue patient in the federal capital and cantonment areas has increased the number of dengue patients in Kerala.
Everyone should be well aware to fight this.
We have listed down some tips for you.
* Cover up, empty and clean the domestic water storage containers on daily basis.
* Apply insecticides to the water storage containers
* Check the effects of these on daily basis to see if it’s working
* Community participation is a must
* Disposing of solid waste properly and removing artificial man-made habitats
* Use of personal household protection such as window screens, long-sleeved clothes, insecticide-treated materials, coils, and vaporizers
* Monitoring and surveillance of vectors should be carried out to determine the effectiveness of control interventions.
WHO had their response in the following ways:
- Supports countries in the confirmation of outbreaks through its collaborating network of laboratories;
- Provides technical support and guidance to countries for the effective management of dengue outbreaks;
* Gives supports countries to improve their reporting systems and capture the true burden of the disease;
* Gives training on clinical management, diagnosis and vector control at the regional level with some of its collaborating centers;
* Evaluates evidence-based strategies and policies;
develops new tools, including insecticide products and application technologies;
* Gathers official records of dengue and severe dengue from over 100 Member States; and
* Publishes guidelines and handbooks for surveillance, case management, diagnosis, dengue prevention and control for the Member States.
Also, If your fever exceeds more than 2 weeks, visit the doctor.
Tell us in the comment section below if you ever encounter someone from your family suffering from Dengue!