Mangaluru: Dengue spreads tentacles - 29 more admitted into hospitals


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP) 

Mangaluru, Jul 24: Dakshina Kannada district has been witnessing a meteoric rise in dengue cases. On Tuesday July 23, as many as 29 more persons got admitted into different hospitals in the district with dengue-like symptoms. 

The district administration, health department and Mangaluru City Corporation have been putting in concerted efforts to bring dengue fever under control. Fogging, house to house visits etc are being conducted.                                             

Out of 29 new cases reported on Tuesday, 26 are from the city, another patient is from Sullia, while two others are from outside the district. Since July 18, around 163 have got admitted into various hospitals for suspected dengue. 19 out of them are from outside Dakshina Kannada. 

The officials continued to scout for mosquito breeding centres created by under-construction buildings and penalize the builders and contractors. On Tuesday, fine of Rs 45,000 was collected. The deputy commissioner has issued strict instructions to act against buildings and commercial centres where stagnated water is allowed to become breeding ground for mosquitoes. 

In the meanwhile, additional chief secretary of the state government and in-charge secretary for Dakshina Kannada, B H Anil Kumar, has asked the officials to take every step possible to control spread of dengue. Speaking at the district progress review meeting on Tuesday, he wanted the activities already being taken against spread of infectious diseases to be intensified. The deputy commissioner said that an official of health department has been suspended for neglecting anti-dengue operations. 

Dengue has also been affecting the media with four journalists being treated in different private hospitals. Six have got treated and discharged. It is said that some more are suffering from suspected dengue, which they infected during their visit to different areas for reporting dengue cases. It may be recalled that Nagesh Padu, a cameraman of a private news channel, had breathed his last due to dengue on Sunday.

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  • Concerned citizen, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 24 2019

    There are 18 known cases if dengue in St. Aloysius girls hostel upto yesterday. Since every case is being recordedare the authorities doing anything to check why so many cases from one particular place.. has there been any check on the hostel to see the cause of such breakout.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 24 2019

    These symptoms match many other infections like malaria, chinkungunya, flu etc so it's pretty difficult to diagnose based only clinical manifestation, but only by a blood test!
    BTW, Mangalore has been endemic to malaria/filaria since ages, and now dengue! Such high concentration of infection in a city with 5lacs population sounds alarming!

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  • Vineet, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 24 2019

    Local authorities must pay priority to this and ensure no one lose life due to this fatal virus. We hope they will control this.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 24 2019

    BAN Tender Coconut sales at least for four months. Most of the citizens purchase Tender Coconut and after consuming just throwing the shell in their compound.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 24 2019

    Good idea Prabhuji!!

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  • Samad, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 24 2019

    Symptoms of Dengue Fever
    Symptoms, which usually begin four to six days after infection and last for up to 10 days, may include
    * Sudden, high fever
    * Severe headaches
    * Pain behind the eyes
    * Severe joint and muscle pain
    * Fatigue
    * Nausea
    * Vomiting
    * Skin rash, which appears two to five days after the onset of fever
    * Mild bleeding (such a nose bleed, bleeding gums, or easy bruising)

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