Uttar Pradesh, Meerut’s Chief Medical Officer Akhilesh Mohan recently released a statement regarding the increasing havoc of the Dengue outbreak.
18 cases were added on Monday, currently, the district has 103 active cases. 54 patients are seeking treatment at the hospital and 49 are at home. The authorities are overlooking the care of these home admitted patients.
Some people have a mild fever, while some are asymptomatic. Meanwhile, amid the outbreak in various districts of Uttar Pradesh, he urged people to follow all necessary precautions and do not let water stagnate to tackle the vector-borne diseases.
“Even after conducting awareness drives and urging people to follow precautions, larvae are present at several houses. He also strongly appealled to people to maintain a clean environment.
Ghaziabad also recorded 11 new cases.
There are four serotypes of the virus that causes the mosquito-borne disease dengue; DENV-2 is associated with a more severe disease that can lead to fatal internal bleeding and shock.
The states deployed rapid response teams to promptly investigate new cases and undertake measures. These include a survey of persons with fever in the area, contact tracing, control of mosquito population in the area, etc. The hospitals also have to stock enough blood and blood platelets to administer for severe dengue patients.
Several Deaths In Uttar Pradesh due to Dengue
Uttar Pradesh has become the worst-hit state in India by the dengue fever outbreak. The Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital in Kanpur is housing at least 300 people right now.
Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Heath Minister had also announced the Government’s steps. The government is taking all possible steps to control the outbreak of viral fever in the state.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan also chaired a meeting with the authorities of states and UTs regarding the spread of Serotype-II dengue across 11 states. The health secretary also issued several steps to control this outbreak and keep the people safe.