Zero vector-borne cases in Capital city this month
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