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Ahmedabad expects dengue cases to increase by 243% from January to September this year, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Ahmedabad: Vector disease-borne diseases in the city have increased tremendously between January and September compared to the same period last year. The city recorded a 243% surge in cases of dengue, but cases of chikungunya fever January 21-September 11 this year compared to the period January 20-September 30 last year. Increased by 155% over the period of the day.

According to data from the Health Department of Ahmedabad City, the number of cases of dengue fever in the city from January 21 to September 11 this year was 875 compared to 255 cases from January 20 to September 30 last year. was. The number of cases of dengue doubled in the first nine months of this year, compared to 432 cases last year. The number of cases of chikungunya fever during the same period this year was 500, compared to 196 last year. Chikungunya fever was 932 cases for the full year of 2020, but according to data from the Ministry of Health, 50 cases of falciparum malaria registered between January 21 and September 11 this year compared to 35 cases in the same period last year. It was an example. The number of malaria cases in the city increased from 436 last year to 549 this year.

The health department has collected a total of 42,254 blood samples in September, compared to 71,154 samples in September last year. Citizens’ groups have collected 1,812 serum samples for dengue cases so far this month.

Cases of water-borne infections also recorded an increase during this period, showing AMC figures. As many as 64 cholera were registered in the city between January 21st and September 11th. There were no cases of cholera last year. At the same time, the number of cases of typhoid fever in the city increased from 965 last year to 1,368.

Health ministry officials said a civic group’s malaria control team carried out indoor residual sprays in 1,27,121 residential and 6,781 non-residential areas.



Ahmedabad expects dengue cases to increase by 243% from January to September this year, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Source link Ahmedabad expects dengue cases to increase by 243% from January to September this year, Health News, ET HealthWorld

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