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Dengue continues to remain active in State

Published: 14th Sep 2021 12:15 am

Hyderabad: Dengue has continued to remain active in urban areas of Telangana, especially in areas under GHMC, Rangareddy and Medchal-Malkajgiri districts. Active monsoons for a prolonged period in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana has created congenial conditions for vector and water-borne diseases and viral fevers to thrive, Director of Public Health (DPH), Dr G Srinivasa Rao on Monday cautioned.

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As on September 11, over 3,000 cases of dengue were reported in Telangana out of which the three districts of GHMC, Rangareddy and Medchal-Malkajgiri have reported more than 1,000 cases. In the GHMC limits, there were 620 dengue cases while Rangareddy and Malkajgiri districts have reported over 200 dengue cases each.

At present, anywhere between 1.50 lakh and 2 lakh cases of viral fevers were getting reported in a month in the State. The viral fevers essentially comprise common colds, fever, body pains and other upper respiratory tract infections that are self-limiting in nature and tend to resolve on their own after some time.

“While we have been able to keep cases of malaria under double digits across Telangana, two districts including Bhadradri Kothagudem and Mulugu have reported 292 and 155 cases respectively. The treatment protocols of malaria and dengue are highly evolved in government hospitals and that’s why there were no fatalities,” Dr Srinivasa Rao said.

The DPH urged people to contribute to fighting seasonal ailments. “Multiple departments are involved in containment measures. However, all efforts will bear fruit only if there is cooperation from the community. Individuals and families must take precautions and ensure there are no freshwater sources available for mosquitoes to breed,” he urged.

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