Officers of the district well being division stated on Tuesday that 10% samples from Ghaziabad, despatched for genome sequencing to Lucknow, have been found to be positive for DEN-2 variant of dengue, which multiplies quicker. In gentle of that, officers have issued an advisory asking public to observe their well being for at the least 5 days after recovering from dengue.
Well being officers stated 50 positive and adverse samples have been despatched from Ghaziabad to Lucknow on September 10 and 5 of them have examined positive for DEN-2.
Based on well being officers, there are 4 strains of dengue — DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, and DEN-4 — and amongst them, DEN-2 is understood to contaminate folks the quickest.
“The speed of sero prevalence of DEN-2 variant of dengue is 10% in samples despatched to Lucknow. After the presence of the variant was detected in samples, we’re issuing an advisory to public and asking them to proceed taking all precautions even 5 days after the dengue fever has subsided,” stated Dr Rakesh Gupta, district surveillance officer.
Dr Gupta stated usually, one of many key indications of dengue fever is the discount in platelet depend. “However DEN-2 variant is expounded extra to shock syndrome and can even result in circumstances resembling diminished blood stress, low urine, weak spot and giddiness, amongst others. So, in our advisory, we’re suggesting that even after the dengue fever subsides, it’s essential to comply with up on well being checkups for at the least subsequent 5 days and seek the advice of a physician if any shock symptom develops. The DEN-2 variant testing facility isn’t accessible with us and we’re sending random samples to Lucknow,” Gupta stated.
Based on the Ghaziabad well being division on Tuesday, the tally of dengue positive circumstances was 594, with one loss of life.
Based on figures accessible with the well being division, 901 dengue circumstances have been reported in 2022, 1,238 in 2021, 15 in 2020, 88 in 2019 and 68 in 2018 in Ghaziabad.
“Residents ought to take all precautions towards the vector-borne illness and all preserve observe of signs that will seem after the fever has subsided. It’s anticipated that dengue circumstances could decline by late October when the temperature begins to lower,” stated Dr Ashish Agarwal, former president of Indian Medical Affiliation (Ghaziabad chapter).
To comprise the unfold of dengue, about 280 groups of the well being division are finishing up mitigation steps in varied areas. The division earlier in September recognized about 35 delicate areas from the place circumstances are recurring.
The checklist of delicate areas embrace Vijay Nagar, Indirapuram, Vasundhara, Mirzapur close to Vijay Nagar, Loni and Harsaon close to Govindpuram, amongst others.