Firozabad District Magistrate, Chandra Vijay Singh denied that this was the third wave of the pandemic. "Due to heavy rains and water logging, dengue and malaria is the cause behind high fever among children," he said.
Although very small in size, mosquitoes are perhaps the only predator that has thrived through the millennia, causing death through vector-borne diseases. In fact, it is counted among the world's deadliest, killing more than seven lakh people each year.
The Dengue is back in headlines once again after few days of lull. But this time, the fear of the mosquito-borne viral disease has become a cause of concern for residents in far-off places and rural pockets like Malkangiri where the public still struggles to access proper healthcare.
Dengue situation in Odisha is under control, said the Director of Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar on Thursday
The Health Department has directed all the government-run hospitals to open dedicated dengue wards to deal with the situation
Amid the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, cases of dengue have emerged as fresh concerns for the administrative authorities in the state capital city of Bhubaneswar. As many as twelve cases of the vector-borne disease have been reported from Sailashree Vihar and Kalpana areas in the last 10 days, director of Public Health Niranjan Mishra was quoted as saying to the PTI.
Rayagada: At a time when the entire government machinery is focussed on battling the COVID-19 ordeal gripping the State, cases of rise in dengue has now evolved as a new challenge. As many as 61 people have been identified positive for dengue pilling up more worries for the administration in Rayagada district. According to sources, […]
Mosquitoes are a big nuisance as not only they bite and cause irritation but are also responsible for serious illnesses like Dengue and Malaria. That is why most of us try various methods of keeping the mosquitoes at bay. From mosquito-repelling liquids to ointments and sticks, there are a lot of products that help in […]
Cuttack: Tension gripped residents of Cuttack after over 15 persons were tested positive of dengue virus from Silpi Kumbhar and Kathagada areas of the district. While it is believed that the number of dengue cases may increase further, locals alleged that lack of sanitation drive by the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) has led to the […]
Sundergarh: The district of Sundergarh seems to have become a hotbed for Dengue mosquitoes to breed which is reflected in the steep rise in the number of persons affected by the vector-borne disease. As per reports, out of 329 suspected blood samples from people in the district, 56 samples have been tested Dengue positive in […]
Sundergarh: Despite Odisha government’s claim of taking adequate measures to keep dengue in check, the disease continues to spread its tentacles across several parts of the State. As many as 18 people have been tested positive for dengue in Sundergarh and Gajapati districts. Out of the 16 persons whose blood samples were collected in Sundergarh, […]
Cuttack: The first dengue death of 2019 was reported from the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack on Tuesday after a 60-year-old patient from Kendrapara died while undergoing treatment. The deceased has been identified as Debaki, wife of Debendra Behera of Balakati village under Aul Police limits of Kendrapara district. According to sources, Debaki […]
New York: Global warming could expose as many as a billion people to mosquito-borne diseases including dengue and Zika by 2080, says a new study that examined temperature changes on a monthly basis worldwide. The study found that with the rise in temperature, dengue is expected to have a year-round transmission in the tropics and […]
New York: Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have identified 20 genes that can predict an individual’s likelihood of developing a severe form of dengue fever with about 80 per cent accuracy. The team from Standford University in the US, identified a gene-expression pattern that predicts which people infected with dengue — a mosquito-borne virus […]
New Delhi: As many as 260 cases of dengue were reported in the national capital in the week ending November 24, compared to 271 in the previous week, taking the total to 811 so far this month, according to a municipal report released on Monday. As per the latest report, 2,406 people have been diagnosed […]
Kendrapara: At least eight persons of Kalikapur village under Rajkanika block in Kendrapara district have so far been tested dengue positive and are undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical Collage and Hospital in Cuttack. It is alleged that the encroachment of Khaichira nullah in the village, since the last few months, has resulted in stagnant […]
Cuttack: A dengue positive patient from West Bengal, who was undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital, died here on Saturday. The deceased identified as Manju Rout of East Midnapore in the neighbouring State. According to reports, Rout was put on ventilator inside the Central Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of SCB for past […]
Cuttack: Another patient succumbed to dengue today while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College & Hospital in Cuttack. The deceased has been identified as Biranchi Mahana, a resident of Nuapatana village under Narshinghpur police limits of Cuttack. According to reports, Mahana was brought to SCB for treatment after being diagnosed with dengue. Later after […]
Bhubaneswar: With Odisha registering more than four-fold rise in the Dengue cases this season as compared to last year, the vector-borne disease seems to be hitting Nayagarh hard. According to sources, on a daily basis, more than 10 patients are being admitted to the district headquarters hospital (DHH) triggering panic among the locals. “After undergoing […]
Jagatsinghpur: The Health and Family Welfare department today urged villagers of Kanaguli under Ersama block in the district to stay off from local quacks and superstitious practices to cure family members and relatives of dengue. The request from the department came following reports that residents of this dengue-hit village were seeking help from local sorcerers […]
Bhubaneswar: Vector-borne disease, dengue seems to spreading its tentacles in Odisha with number of cases registering more than four-fold rise so far this year as compared to last year. Health Services Director, Braja Kishore Brahma today informed that from January till July 23rd this year, the total number of dengue cases recorded stands at 1,841, […]
Jagatsinghpur: After Kalahandi, the dengue scare has now gripped locals of Kanaguli village under Ersama block of Jagatsinghpur where more than 40 residents have been diagnosed with the disease. The patients have been admitted to hospitals in Paradip and Cuttack after their blood samples confirmed presence of dengue virus. Although at least four to five […]
Kalahandi: With at least 82 Dengue positive cases, the vector-borne disease has assumed serious proportions at Ladugaon and its neighbouring villages under Koksara block in Kalahandi district. “Out of 500 blood samples collected, 82 have tested dengue positive,”said Kalahandi Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO), Dr Saroj Tihadi. While 15 dengue affected persons are undergoing treatment […]
Colombo: The number of people suffering from dengue in Sri Lanka has increased to over 34,000 so far this year, with Colombo reporting the highest number of infected patients, official statistics revealed on Monday. The statistics from the Epidemiology Unit said that in August, 1,075 patients have been diagnosed with dengue from across the island […]
Kalahandi: Tension gripped residents of Ladugaon village under Koksara block in Kalahandi district after medical examination reports of 20 more patients from the hamlet which arrived today confirmed presence of dengue virus. “Of the 218 blood samples sent for examination, 44 have tested positive so far,” informed Kalahandi CDMO, Dr. Saroj Kumar Tihadi. While, eight […]