Zero vec­tor-borne cases in Cap­i­tal city this month

DNA (Delhi) - - Delhi - DNA Cor­re­spon­dent cor­re­spon­dent@dnain­dia.net

Only three cases of chikun­gunya have been re­ported by the var­i­ous MCDs in the Cap­i­tal in 2018 as com­pared to last year where 46 cases were re­ported by March. No cases of malaria and dengue have been re­ported in March con­firms the re­port, while the to­tal num­ber of cases this year is two and nine, re­spec­tively.

While the vec­tor-borne dis­eases spike dur­ing the months be­tween May and Oc­to­ber, there were still a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of cases in the first quar­ter last year, where ten cases were re­ported for malaria and 12 of dengue. No cases of any of the dis­eases were re­ported in March.

With the change in the weather, the vi­ral fevers, how­ever, are on a spike. Many peo­ple are fall­ing sick off vi­ral fevers, thus lead­ing to in­creased vis­its to the hos­pi­tals. Doc­tors say the vi­ral ill­nesses, which are gen­er­ally short­lived, are tak­ing longer to sub­side. In many cases, they don’t go away with the usual dose of med­i­ca­tions.

“With the grad­ual in­crease in the tem­per­a­ture, we are see­ing more cases of vi­ral fevers. Peo­ple are fall­ing sick due to the bad throat and sud­den shiv­ers,” says Dr S P By­otra, Head of Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hos­pi­tal.

With the grad­ual in­crease in the tem­per­a­ture, we are see­ing more cases of vi­ral fevers. Peo­ple are fall­ing sick due to the bad throat

Dr SP By­tora, Ganga Ram Hos­pi­tal

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