Chikungunya, dengue cases on rise in State

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Nov 2018 13:25:57


Staff Reporter,

Creating panic amongst the people chikungunya and dengue cases are spreading its wings rapidly across Madhya Pradesh. A total of 3,118 dengue cases and 1,526 chikungunya positive cases are reported in Madhya Pradesh from January 1 to November 2, says the data of National Vector Borne Disease Control Department. Surprisingly Jabalpur is leading in the number of chikunguniya patients.

As of now maximum vector-borne disease detection and curing centres are developed in Jabalpur only. 1,135 patients ailing from chikungunya are detected from Jabalpur while the figure is followed by Seoni with 179 patients and Bhopal with 98 patients so far.

On the other side, Gwalior is leading in dengue cases with 750 reported patients while Jabalpur stands second in the number of dengue patients with 610 patients. That is followed by Shivpuri with 541 patients and state capital with 505 patients.

In the prima facie dengue has also caused 5 deaths so far in Madhya Pradesh. Dr Himanshu Jaiswar, Director of State Vector-Borne Disease Control Department, while speaking to ‘The Hitavada’ expected declination in the number of patients suffering from vector borne diseases with appearing cold weather. He said Jabalpur, Bhopal and Shivpuri etc are big cities of Madhya Pradesh therefore people from adjacent areas also visit seeking medical help simultaneously that increases the number of patients in the respective cities. He added that state vector borne disease control department, civic bodies and other health officials are serious about the hazards of vector borne diseases.

Health officials are following all the possible measures to stand strong against vector borne diseases while civic bodies and health department are also fogging using a fine pesticide spray. They are also inspecting streets, vulnerable areas and counter parts of state fining people for letting mosquitoes breed and are also spreading awareness about the bad impact of mosquitoes. Dr Jaiswar also suggested people to not ignore even a mild fever, fatigue and other bad health symptoms instead visit the nearest doctors for medical help.