Dengue cases on the rise in city
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Oct 4: Though no life has been lost due to dengue in Guwahati so far this year, the vector-borne disease is taking its toll in many ways in Kamrup(M).
So far 716 dengue positive cases have been recorded in Kamrup(M) district this year, sources in the State Health Department said. They, however, said that no lift has been lost due to the disease this year. Symptoms of dengue include high fever, headache, rash and muscle and joint pain. In severe cases there is serious bleeding and shock, which can be life threatening.
People may experience pain in the abdomen, back, back of the eyes, bones, joints, or muscles. Whole body chills, fatigue, fever, or loss of appetite, etc., are other symptoms. usea or vomiting, rashes or red spots, easy bruising or headache are other symptoms.
To fight the vector-borne disease effectively, Kamrup(M) district has been divided into five zones – Sopur, Capital, East, West and South zones.
While in Sopur Zone as many as 80 patients have been detected, 168 have been detected in Capital zone comprising Jorabat, Dispur, Ganeshguri, Khapara, Gorchuk etc. East zone is the worst-affected zone. As many as 268 patients have been detected to have been suffering from dengue in this zone. The zone comprises areas like Madgharia, Geetagar, Uzan Bazar, Kharghuli, Ulubari etc. In west zone comprising Maligaon, Bharalumukh, Santipur etc., 121 cases have been detected so far. South zone comprising Dhirenpara, Fatasil Ambari, Serabbati, etc., has 73 cases. There are six other patients whose zones have not been fixed as yet.
Department sources said since resistance is the only treatment for dengue, stagtion of water has to be minimized. Following a dry day once a week in every household can yield positive results, the official sources said.