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National Dengue Day 2022: Know Dengue symptoms, preventive measures

Dengue disease is caused by the bite of the Aedes mosquito and in this, the platelets start decreasing rapidly in the patient’s body. If the platelets become too low, then it also leads to the death of the patient. Here’s how to prevent

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In today’s world, Dengue has emerged as a serious disease. Millions of people die every year due to this deadly disease. In our country, a large number of people fall prey to this disease every year, which is why National Dengue Day 2022 is celebrated every year to make people aware of Dengue disease.

Dengue disease is caused by the bite of the Aedes mosquito and in this, the platelets start decreasing rapidly in the patient’s body. If the platelets become too low, then it also leads to the death of the patient.

Cases of dengue start appearing after the onset of monsoon. Actually, dengue larva thrives only in stagnant clean water, in such a situation, the possibility of spreading dengue increases due to negligence.

Know the symptoms, prevention, and treatment of dengue disease

Symptoms of dengue disease

The months of July to October are quite favorable for the breeding of dengue larvae. Actually, during this time there is a possibility of water stagnation due to rain, due to which dengue larvae can grow in this water. Many types of early symptoms can be seen in dengue. These are:

Sudden high fever
Severe headache
Pain behind the eyes
A feeling of severe pain in the joints and muscles
Tiredness
Vomiting
Nausea
Rashes on the skin
Slight bleeding from nose, gums

Prevention of Dengue Disease

The best way to prevent dengue is to protect ourselves from the bites of infected Aedes mosquitoes. Especially when you live in a tropical area or are traveling there. Along with this, it is also necessary to take measures to prevent mosquitoes from breeding around the house. These are:

Use a coil to repel mosquitoes indoors
Keep all the windows and doors of the house properly closed
Use a mosquito net while sleeping
If you see the symptoms of dengue, contact the doctor immediately
Do not let the water stagnate in the cooler for a long time
Do not allow water to be stored in the pots and other things present in the house
Spray mosquito repellents from time to time

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Covid-19: Delhi reports 2,202 cases, highest in six months; India logs over 20k cases

The fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 percent, and the recovery rate stood at 98.50 percent.

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The coronavirus has started to raise its ugly head in the country once again. There is currently concern about the fourth wave in India, where the number of Covid-19 cases has been increasing continuously for more than a week.

India reported 20,551 new Covid-19 infections and 70 fatalities in the last 24 hours. According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs, the daily positivity rate in the country reached 5.14 percent and the weekly positivity rate stood at 4.64 percent. The fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 percent, and the recovery rate stood at 98.50 percent.

India’s tally of Covid-19 cases has risen to 4,41,07,588 and the death toll has climbed to 5,26,600. The active Covid-19 cases in the country stood at 1,35,364.

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The capital registered 2,202 cases, which is the highest in six months. The health department data shows the positivity rate in the capital reached 11.84 percent. On Wednesday, Delhi reported 2,073 Covid-19 cases with a positivity rate of 11.64 percent. The active cases in Delhi are 6,175.

Maharashtra reported 1,862 cases and seven deaths. Assam logged 431 new cases and two fatalities and Odisha recorded 836 new cases. The five states with the most active cases are Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Punjab.

In response to the rising number of Covid cases and low booster dose uptake throughout India, the Union Health Ministry has offered free booster doses to all eligible individuals over the age of 18 at government-run vaccination centers.

The nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive was started in the country on 16 January 2021, since then 2,055,947,243 vaccine doses have been administered across India.

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Delhi reports 3rd monkeypox case, 8th in India

The reports state that the man doesn’t have any foreign travel history.

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A 31-year-old Nigerian man living in Delhi has been tested positive for monkeypox on Tuesday. According to the reports, the man has been admitted to the Lok Nayak Hospital in Delhi after experiencing symptoms. With this, the capital reported its third monkeypox case, while the total tally has now reached eight.

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs confirmed that the patient does not have any foreign travel history. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya confirmed that India has a total of eight monkeypox cases and out of which five patients have a history of foreign travel.

Earlier on Sunday, a 35-year-old Nigerian man also tested positive for monkeypox. The patient was admitted to Lok Nayak hospital soon after and his samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune for testing.

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The first monkeypox case in Delhi was reported in a 34-year-old man from Paschim Vihar. The patient is currently undergoing treatment. According to the reports, his condition is stable, and he has no symptoms other than lesions.

Earlier in the day, Kerala reported the fifth case of viral infection in a 30-year-old man. The patient is currently admitted to the Manjeri Medical College in Malappuram. The reports state that the patient returned from UAE on July 27.

On Saturday, India reported the first monkeypox fatality. The deceased was a 22-year-old man from Kerala who tested positive for the virus following his return from the United Arab Emirates.

Meanwhile, Karnataka’s capital Bengaluru on Tuesday ordered screening at airports, railway stations and bus stands amid rising monkeypox cases in India.

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Monkeypox: Amid rise in cases, 21-day isolation, screening at airports, railway stations and bus stands in Bengaluru

According to the revised guidelines, at least 21-day isolation will be mandatory for confirm Monkeypox cases.

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Monkeypox: Amid rise in cases, 21-day isolation, screening at airports, railway stations and bus stands in Bengaluru

Karnataka’s capital Bengaluru on Tuesday has ordered screening at airports, railway stations and bus stands amid rise in Monkeypox cases in India.

This change has come after the Department of Health and Family Welfare have issued revised guidelines. It also states that at least 21-day isolation will be mandatory for confirm Monkeypox cases.

Moreover, the zonal health officials have also been instructed to ensure that the screening teams are surely be deployed at airports, railway stations and bus stands in their respective jurisdictions. 

“All suspected Monkeypox cases in the community should be tested and screened through both targeted surveillance and hospital-based surveillance,” the guidelines stated.

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