Lucknow reports 125 dengue cases in past 2 months, Still Counting :- Here’s been a lot of chaos at Lucknow as the state has reported around 125 cases of dengue in total of two months, with about more 13 patients testing positive.
Lucknow reports 125 dengue cases in past 2 months
There have been many victims who have tested positive on Thursday and comprise of six females, one of them is an 82-year-old woman. Out of the seven male patients, there are also two minor boys who are aged 11 and 15 years.
The cases have come in from several localities which comprises of Gomti Nagar, Ruchi Khand, Hazratganj, Tikrohi, Bazarkhala, Salehnagar, Neelmatha, Indira Nagar, Sharda Nagar as well as Rajajipuram.
As per to the health officials, dengue fever has affected around 173 persons in the state capital alone, with the highest number of cases being reported in the month of August and September.
The officials on the other hand also said that the total breeding grounds found till date, 70 per cent were found in water that are accumulated in desert coolers. People are also asked to clean coolers on a weekly basis or pour kerosene oil in the water tank in order to kill larvae, the officials said in statement.
A senior doctor of the Balrampur hospital, “A number of cases go unreported because people mistake the symptoms for viral fever which is also very common in this season,”
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease which has been caused by the dengue virus. The symptoms of the disease usually begin three to fourteen days after infection. This may comprise of a high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle as well as joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash.
Dengue is spread by many species of female mosquitoes of the Aedes type, mainly A. aegypti. The virus itself has five types; infection with one type generally gives lasting immunity to that type, but only short-range immunity to the others.
The hardest part here is the recovery as it generally takes two to seven days. In a small proportion of cases, the disease turns into severe dengue, which is also called dengue hemorrhagic fever, which further result in bleeding, low levels of blood platelets as well as blood plasma leakage, or into dengue shock syndrome, where hazardously low blood pressure occurs.
Symptoms of dengue include high fever, headache, rash as well as muscle and joint pain. In some of the severe cases there is serious bleeding and shock, which can be turn out to be life threatening.
The treatment of dengue comprises of fluids and pain relievers and some of the severe cases require hospital care.