Last year, dengue fever wreaked havoc on Nagpur residents. For the first time, the number of cases reached 1,254, with six individuals dying. The health agency has urged people to take steps now only to avoid a repeat of last year’s situation and mosquito infestation.
Dengue has no specific treatment. There are no antibiotics or antiviral medications available. If a patient’s condition worsens, he or she faces death. As a result, the malaria and elephantiasis department began clearing dwellings throughout the summer to limit mosquito populations.
Dengue mosquitoes and larvae found in stagnant water in the house are destroyed and pesticides are sprayed. But last year, dengue patients and
dengue larvae were found in stagnant water in homes that were repeatedly inspected. As a result, the number of patients went into the thousands, while for the first time, the death toll rose to five.
Symptoms of dengue The symptoms of dengue may vary from person to person. This does not mean that dengue is diagnosed only when there is a high fever. Symptoms of dengue include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and chills.
People’s participation must Participation of every citi zen is required to control dengue. The effects of dengue can be mitigated by measures such as prevent ing water from accumulat ing in the house, observing a dry day of the week, using mosquito nets at night.