After 21 new dengue cases were reported in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on Friday, the number of dengue patients has crossed thousand, including 10 children. Commenting on the situation, Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr. BS Setia said that the reason for the increase in the number of dengue patients is water logging or near people’s houses.
People should not allow water to stagnate around them in which dengue larvae grow. Till now one thousand people have become victims of dengue, even today 21 new cases have been reported in which 10 are children. Presently there are 28 active cases of dengue. In the district, out of which 15 are being treated in hospitals.”
Meanwhile, experts on Friday said that dengue makes pregnant women more vulnerable to adverse pregnancy than non-infected pregnant women.
Gynecologists said that if pregnant women become infected with dengue, there is a possibility that the fetus may suffer from growth restriction (IUGR) and may lose weight.
Dengue virus (DENV) causes fever and severe hemorrhagic symptoms in humans.
Dengue virus serotype-2 is more lethal.
The vector-borne disease is transmitted by the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito and is dangerous as the infected mother can transmit the infection to the fetus.
(with inputs from ANI)