Chikungunya, dengue resurface in B'pet

Dengue, which appears five to six days after mosquito edipus Egyptiae bites a person, is classified under three categories: dengue, dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome.

High temperature, acute headache and pain in eyes, joints and nausea are the main symptoms of the first category of dengue. In the second category the haemorrhage, stomach ache, vomiting blood and passing of black stools are the symptoms of this category of dengue. In addition, the patient turns pale

According to the taluk Health Department 88 cases of chikungunya and 15 dengue fever were reported in the year 2009-10.

Besides, of the 100 cases, samples in five were sent to the laboratory for tests and those which reported positive for any of these fevers were registered said Taluk Health Officer Srinivasan.  Fogging and taking precaution against mosquito bite are the two main steps that  should be taken to check the spread of the diseases.

With the arrival of monsoon temperature has dipped providing a conducive weather for the outbreak of these two diseases, he added. |

Clarification on deaths
On the other hand,  Mulbagal taluk Medical Officer Dr Sridhar has ruled dengue or malaria outbreak in the taluk stating three persons who died last week, were suffering from respiratory problems and typhoid. 

He clarified that they had not died of dengue or malaria as suspected.
One of the three deceased, four-year-old Nandini of Byatanooru was suffering from Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Sridhar said Indu (27) of the same village had  taken ill when she had been to Punganuru town of Andhra Pradesh for delivery. She was admitted to a hospital in Madanapalli and was shifted to Kolar Medical College on July 15 when her condition didn’t improve. However, the report confirming her testing positive for Malaria has not yet come, he said.

Another woman, Neelamma of Chamareddyhalli, also died of typhoid and not dengue, he clarified.

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