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Mumbai sees 25 cases of dengue-like disease every day

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jun 24, 2017, 1:15 am IST
Updated : Jun 24, 2017, 1:20 am IST

The monsoons have arrived in city and have brought with them the menace of diseases like dengue.

A BMC staffer fogging at L-ward.
 A BMC staffer fogging at L-ward.

Mumbai: A dengue-like illness is being witnessed all over the city. The BMC’s health officials have collected samples and sent them to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune to examine the virus. Around 25 such cases are being reported daily.

The monsoons have arrived in city and have brought with them the menace of diseases like dengue. Every year, thousands of people across the country are affected by it and many succumb to the disease as it affects the liver and kidneys.

 

Talking to The Asian Age, a civic official said, “We have been getting 25 patients everyday, who are displaying symptoms which are like dengue but not dengue. We have sent the virus for testing to see whether any mutation is left or not. We have been trying to educate Mumbaikars on how to maintain hygiene and avoid faulty food habits.

This time BMC will also conduct 100 health camps across the city. Last year, cases of jaundice and gastroenteritis were reported along with dengue, malaria, and leptospirosis in most civic hospitals.

Health is wealth

Dengue symptoms

  • Severe pain in the joints and muscles, high fever
  • Swelling of lymph nodes, severe exhaustion and rashes.

Do’s and Don’ts

 

  • Ensure cleanliness both indoors and outdoors as the Aedes mosquitoe hides in dark places — bathrooms, dressing rooms, indoor plants, curtains etc.
  • Allow sunlight and airflow in rooms.
  • Stagnant water present in bottle caps, flower vases etc becomes breeding ground egg laying.
  • Empty water filled coconut shells, bottle caps, discarded plastic pieces, rubber tyres and anything that carry an amount of even a teaspoon of water.
  • Carry out mosquitoes fogging and screened windows and doors can reduce exposure to mosquitoes. Remove water from coolers and other water containers at least once in a week. w Use mosquito nets or mosquito repellents.

 

Tags: dengue, national institute of virology
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)