With 201 dengue cases, Gurgaon breached the 200-mark on Monday, with one death reported so far this year, officials said. As per the health department, around 75 per cent of the cases required hospitalisations,
“It has surfaced that the main strain of virus is DENV 2 strain or D2, which is more severe and virulent than the other strains. There are daily awareness campaigns and inspections to check breeding. Situation is under control now,” Gurgaon DSO Dr Jai Parkash said.
Charkhi Dadri reported the most cases in Haryana so far at 441 and Rewari at 323. Two of the 16 cases recorded in the state on Monday were from Gurgaon.
Gurgaon CMO Dr Virender Yadav said, “Last year, number of cases were more and Gurgaon is not one among the ten districts with the highest cases. There are 45 beds in the Civil Hospital in Sector 10 and 10 each in Sohna, Farrukhnagar, and Pataudi,” he added.
Among the 50 samples sent to ascertain the strain, Dr Yadav said, it was found that most of them, 21, had DENV2. “We are awaiting the results of 79 more samples,” he added. He said that the symptoms of the strain of virus include sudden drop in platelet count, high fever, headache, dengue hemorrhagic fever among others.
According to the health department, the most affected areas are Wazirabad, PHC Gurgaon, Garhi, Manesar, Badshahpur and Bhangrola. The health bulletin stated that 152 cases required hospitalisations, 104 at government institutions and 14 at private ones, and 49 were treated in OPD.
Meanwhile, the malaria cases remain zero in the district. As part of monitoring to check breeding, 16,614 notices were sent under the municipal bye laws. The department also issues directions on important measures to be followed to battle dengue from time to time, along with a list of Dos and Don’ts and common symptoms to watch out for.
In late August, a 30-year-old man died from dengue, making it the first death from the vector-borne disease in Gurgaon. The man, a resident of Mahendragarh’s Ateli, was admitted to a private hospital in Gurgaon on August 17 where he tested positive for dengue. He died of dengue hemorrhagic fever on Tuesday.
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First published on: 03-10-2023 at 06:20 IST