Dengue outbreak in Calcutta : Symptoms, risk, self care

Dengue is a deadly disease. The Department of Health and various disease research centers have attributed dengue to different types of Aedes mosquitoes.  Dengue is a very serious disease that can cause death due to the bite of Aedes mosquitoes.

The number of dengue cases in Kolkata crossed four thousand by the morning of September 28, according to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation. The health center is concerned that this sensational case could be more serious.

There have been many deaths so far, with a high proportion of young children. Dengue cases are on the rise across the state with districts like Howrah, Nadia Murshidabad, and North 24 Parganas reportedly recording the highest number of cases.

Opinions of Calcutta dignitaries

On the other hand, the chief secretary of Bengal said that it is possible that dengue can be brought under control within two weeks.

Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim said that we are taking measures to prevent dengue.  Otherwise, it could be an epidemic situation.

The reported cases of dengue in 2023 are more than 4000 which is two and a half times more than the previous two years. The outbreak of dengue has decreased somewhat due to the corona epidemic but the virus is increasing rapidly as people return to normal life.

From which month of 2023 dengue outbreak has increased?

Weather is the most responsible for the spread of any virus. According to the opinion of the Department of Health, the incidence of dengue has increased since the rainy days of 2023, with the highest increase occurring between June and August.

What are the Symptoms of Dengue?

Ans. According to the health department and kmc, the most common symptoms of dengue cases that have been detected so far are:

  • High Fever
  • Headache
  • Chest pain
  • stomach ache
  • Muscle and Joint Pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Swollen glands
  • Rash

Is Dengue self curable?

As the first symptom of dengue is severe fever, there is no specific for dengue. If you do a blood test and find that you have dengue, you must take your doctor’s advice and drink more fluids.

How many days of danger for dengue?

The onset of dengue fever or high fever, lasts for 7 d, ays and then gradually you will start to recover.

Although dengue is a serious disease, there is nothing to panic about. Take proper care of yourself, drink more milk and fluids, and eat more fruits, which will help fight the virus. If you or any member of your family shows any symptoms that could lead to dengue fever, you should consult a doctor as soon as possible.

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