With six more people infected with dengue in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal district within the last 24 hours, the amount of such cases recorded there has gone up to 107 to this point this year, an officer said today.
However, no death has been reported thanks to the infection this year, he said.
“Since January 1 this year, a complete of 107 people are found infected with dengue, a mosquito-borne virus infection,” district officer (DMO) Dr Akhilesh Dubey told press agency PTI.
Most of the cases were reported in Bhopal city.
“Out of the 85 wards within the city, 10 wards account for 85 per cent of those dengue cases. These places are Teela Jamalpura, Halalpura, Peergate, Budhwara, Kamla Nagar, Saket Nagar, AIIMS hostel, Katara Hill, Berkheda Pathani and Harshvardhan Nagar,” he said, adding that these areas were closely being monitored.
A total of 39 teams, each comprising two to 3 doctors, are formed to test the areas where more number of such cases were reported, he said.
Dr Dubey said that the mosquitoes that cause dengue primarily bite during the day and that they typically sleep in and around houses, breeding in stagnant water.
This virus infection is especially reported from urban areas, but now it’s being detected in rural areas too, he said.
“In urban areas, these mosquitoes thrive in standing water accumulated in objects like coolers, money-plant pots and trays. But now since people in rural areas even have these appliances, this infection is being reported from there additionally,” the DMO said.
Dr Dubey advised people to require variety of measures to forestall dengue, like using mosquito nets while sleeping, wearing full-sleeved clothes, changing water lying in containers at homes after every seven days.