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Fact Check: What does ‘no dengue deaths’ really mean?

Dengue is a notifiable disease, but a case is required to be notified only when the confirmatory test has been done in the lab. Importantly, however, the confirmation of dengue infection is not key to its treatment, which can proceed and even conclude without that test being done.

Delhi: Anti-dengue drive successful, CM Kejriwal says, citing no deaths this year

“The number of cases reported in Delhi so far is just 356, compared to 650 by this time last year. Most importantly, we have not yet lost a single life,” the CM tweeted Monday.


Fear of dengue outbreak in Patna after floods, health dept takes measures

As per the state health department, around 250 dengue cases have been registered in Patna since September 27, when the downpour began and continued for the next couple of days.

Dengue and pregnancy: Everything you need to know

Newborns with mothers who had dengue just before or at delivery, should be closely monitored after birth in view of the risk of vertical transmission.

Foods to eat (and avoid) if you have dengue fever

Dengue fever can rise rapidly after the onset of the initial symptoms. Thus, it is vital that one seeks medical help as soon as these symptoms are observed.

This year, maximum dengue cases in Pune seen in Sept, next 15 days crucial: PMC health officials

Till September this year, there have been 3,632 suspected dengue patients in Pune, of which 666 were confirmed cases of viral fever, said Dr Sanjeev Wavare, assistant medical officer of health at PMC. Another 294 patients tested positive for chikungunya, he said.


'Dengue virus is becoming resistant to vaccines and treatment'

The research, published in the journal PLOS Pathogens, notes that one of the strains of the virus, DENV2 has smooth spherical surface particles while growing at the carrier mosquito's physiological temperature of 29 degrees Celsius.

Anaemic people more likely to transmit dengue: Study

According to the study, published in the journal Nature Microbiology, dengue patients with higher levels of iron in the blood, had lesser chances of infecting mosquitoes that draw their blood with the virus.

Delhi: Some help to check stagnant water at home — from the CM

Both the Delhi government and the local municipal bodies have been making efforts to raise awareness among people on precautions they need to take to ensure no breeding of mosquito larvae in and around their houses.

24-year-old dengue patient dies in Kolkata, CM says 17 deaths till Sept 5

Mamata Banerjee also informed the House that the districts along the India-Bangladesh border are the worst-affected and urged the Opposition to spread awareness about dengue.

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Dengue Outbreak:Toll Rises To 11- Discussing Government's Proposed Actions & The Ground Situation

Dengue crisis continued to rattle Delhi with a six year-old boy and a woman succumbing to the vector borne disease, raising the toll to 11 even as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said his government was mulling bringing a law to enable temporary takeover of private hospitals during emergencies. Aman Sharma, a child from Srinivaspuri […]

Satyendar Jain, Delhi Health Minister Speaks On Dengue Outbreak

The death toll due to dengue in the national capital rose to nine on Monday night after a 43-year-old man succumbed to the disease at the Lal Bahadur Shastri hospital. “He was brought to the hospital in a critical condition. He had internal bleeding and his platelets count were less than 20,000. He was immediately […]