GUWAHATI: Dengue infections are on the rise across the country. Deaths due to this illness have been reported from different regions of the country including Karnataka and neighboring West Bengal. Assam is also facing a serious threat of dengue post monsoon.
A report from the National Health Mission mentioned a total of 285 positive cases of dengue detected in the state of Assam between November 1 and 5. And out of them, 271 cases were reported from the Karbi Anglong district itself. This has caused the local administration to close all education institutes in Diphu for a week.
Symptoms of Dengue
Dengue fever is a vector borne disease spread by mosquitoes. Here are a few effective steps to prevent dengue at home.
There is no direct medication for dengue as of now, so the best way is to be safe from mosquito bites. In case of any one or more of the symptoms noted here, people should immediately consult physicians and take blood sample tests. Staying hydrated and eating seasonal fruits and vegetables also goes a long way in boosting human immunity.