Assam: Dengue Situation In Karbi Anglong Under Control, No Fresh Deaths Reported
No fresh cases and deaths of dengue were reported in Karbi Anglong District on Friday just as the District Authority and the State Health Department are leaving no stone unturned to bring down the numbers.
GUWAHATI: In what has come as some relief in the latest dengue outbreak in Karbi Anglong, neither any fresh cases of the mosquito-borne disease nor any fresh death was reported on Friday, as per the Health Department.
It may be recalled here that authorities declared an outbreak after the district witnessed its first major incidences of dengue back on Thursday with 3 deaths were reported in district headquarters Diphu alone with the positive cases crossing the 190 mark.
Officials have said that the cases of dengue have been first reported in the initial days of October and the cases started to rise in the next few weeks of the month.
The Health Department and District Administration have been swinging into action and undertaking various preventive measures to control the situation. As per officials, the administration is also keeping a close eye for people travelling to the worst hit Diphu from other areas of the district and neighbouring West Karbi Anglong.
Mass awareness drives and fogging have also been carried out in several areas. Besides that, in a general notice issued, it has been mentioned to take precautionary steps like using mosquito nets and wearing full sleeve clothes. The people have also been asked to maintain clean surroundings and immediately visit the nearest health centre for any cases of fever, body ache and headache.
As per officials, these measures like reducing the sources where mosquitoes breed in Diphu have contributed to bring down the figure of positive cases. But that can be only ascertained in the coming days.
In the past decades, it has come to light that cases of dengue start to occur between May to August but spike in the months from September to December. The disease has been designated as endemic in the state as per the National Vector-Borne Disease Control Program.