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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]