Dengue Outbreak in Bihar: September Sees Highest Cases in 5 Years

Dengue Outbreak in Bihar: September Sees Highest Cases in 5 Years
Dengue Outbreak in Bihar: September Sees Highest Cases in 5 Years
Dengue Outbreak in Bihar: September Sees Highest Cases in 5 Years
Dengue Outbreak in Bihar: September Sees Highest Cases in 5 Years

Dengue Outbreak in Bihar: September Sees Highest Cases in 5 Years

Dengue Outbreak in Bihar: September Sees Highest Cases in 5 Years

Dengue Outbreak in Bihar: September Sees Highest Cases in 5 Years,Disturbing Surge in Dengue Cases

Bihar is currently grappling with a significant surge in dengue cases, reporting a staggering 6,146 cases in September alone, the highest for this month in the past five years, according to data from the state’s health department. This year, Bihar has already reported a total of 6,421 dengue cases, with a staggering 6,146 occurring in September, which is three times the count from the same month last year when only 1,896 cases were registered. The outbreak has spread across the state, with Patna topping the list with 177 cases, followed by Munger with 33, Saran with 28, Bhagalpur with 27, and Begusarai with 17 cases.

Dengue-Related Fatalities and Previous Cases

As of September 17 this year, the National Center for Vector Borne Disease Control, a division of the Union Health Ministry, has reported seven dengue-related deaths in Bihar. Last year, the state recorded a total of 13,972 dengue cases. Currently, 295 individuals are receiving treatment across 12 government hospitals, with Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital in Bhagalpur treating 127 patients, VIMS in Pawapuri with 39, and Patna Medical College and Hospital with 28 cases.

Expert Guidance and Government Initiatives

Prominent medical practitioner in Bihar, Dr. Manoj Kumar, advises the public not to panic, as dengue cases typically surge during this season. He emphasizes the importance of maintaining dry and clean surroundings, using mosquito repellents and nets, and ensuring that all potential mosquito breeding sites are detected and eliminated.

Patna District Magistrate Chandrasekhar Singh assures that the administration is closely monitoring the situation on a daily basis. Measures such as spraying and fogging are being conducted, along with awareness camps on vector-borne diseases. Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) Commissioner Animesh Kumar Parashar announces that the civic body has launched an extensive drive to combat the rising number of dengue cases in the city. The PMC is utilizing chemical fogging, deploying 140 vehicles and handheld devices for this purpose, and has constituted 375 teams for fogging operations. Regular sanitization of residential premises reporting dengue cases is also being carried out.

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