Bengaluru on Alert: Rise in Dengue Cases

Surge in Dengue Cases

Bengaluru is currently facing a significant surge in dengue cases, with over 2,000 cases reported. Following a water crisis in April, the city is now dealing with this alarming increase. Authorities have ramped up testing across Bengaluru and the state. The sharp rise in cases has sparked major concern on social media, with residents calling for immediate action. Experts and the civic body are urging the public to exercise caution, particularly by eliminating stagnant water sources where mosquitoes breed.

Dengue-Related Deaths

The city has reported two suspected dengue-related deaths alongside the rise in cases. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is on high alert to prevent further spread of the disease. BBMP Chief Commissioner Tushar Girinath stated that extensive measures are being taken to control the outbreak. Over 3,000 teams, including junior health officers, accredited social health activists (ASHA), auxiliary nursing midwives (ANMs), link workers, and volunteers, have been deployed to combat the spread.

Understanding Dengue

Dengue is a viral infection spread by mosquito bites, particularly from the Aedes aegypti mosquito. These mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, which can be found in containers like overhead tanks, barrels, and drums. Preventing water accumulation in such containers is crucial to stopping the mosquitoes from multiplying.

Warning Signs of Dengue

Symptoms of dengue usually appear about a week after a mosquito bite and can include fever, headaches, joint or eye pain, and general fatigue. If you experience more than one of these symptoms, it is advisable to consult a doctor.

Tips for Protection

To safeguard yourself from dengue:

  • Avoid letting water accumulate in open containers.
  • Be vigilant for symptoms like fever, headaches, joint or eye pain, and fatigue.
  • Seek medical help if you notice multiple symptoms.

By taking these precautions and staying informed, residents can help curb the spread of dengue in Bengaluru.

Shruti Suman

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