Over the past few months, dengue cases in India have been rapidly increasing, with most cases reported in West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Maharashtra. This surge in cases has caused concerns among families and raised political tensions. In response to this situation, Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya held a high-level meeting to review the dengue situation in India and assess the preparedness of the public health system.
The Health Minister emphasized the need to improve dengue prevention, containment, and management strategies and assured that the states have been provided with essential assistance and funds to prevent and control the spread of the disease. The worst-hit states are currently West Bengal and Maharashtra, with thousands being infected and several deaths recorded. Other states, including New Delhi, have also reported a significant increase in dengue cases.
Dengue cases in India rise, Health Ministry issues advisory – Detail Points
– Dengue cases in India are on the rise, particularly in West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Maharashtra
– Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya held a high-level meeting to review the dengue situation in India
– The government has provided funds to states for surveillance, management, and prevention of dengue
– West Bengal, Mumbai, and Jharkhand have seen a significant surge in dengue cases
– New Delhi has also reported over 3,000 cases of dengue, along with cases of malaria and Chikungunya
– Dengue is a viral infection spread by mosquitoes, and symptoms include high fever, headache, body ache, nausea, and rash.
Dengue cases in India rise, Health Ministry issues advisory – FAQ’s
What is the current situation of dengue cases in India?
According to media reports, dengue cases have been increasing rapidly in several states in India, including West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Maharashtra. West Bengal is the worst-hit state, with the highest surge in Kolkata and North 24 Parganas. Mumbai has also witnessed an upsurge in dengue cases, with over 3,000 cases reported this month. Jharkhand is also seeing a rise in dengue cases. New Delhi has reported over 3,000 cases so far, along with more than 200 cases of malaria and a few cases of Chikungunya. Several other states have noticed an upsurge in these cases.
What are the symptoms of dengue?
Dengue is a viral infection that spreads from mosquitoes to humans. Some of the most common symptoms of dengue include high fever, headache, body ache, nausea, and rash. People who get infected with dengue usually feel better in one or two weeks, unless they have been affected with severe dengue and need care in the hospital. If you think your condition is not getting better at home and your symptoms get worse, consult a doctor to avoid complications.