Dengue fever surge alarms health officials in Karnataka, 5,187 dengue cases since January

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Published June 23, 2024 at 2:23pm

    Karnataka on high alert as dengue fever cases continue to surge

    Since Jan, the state has reported a total of 5,187 dengue cases

    Bengaluru has been notably affected with 1,230 cases reported

Health officials in Karnataka are on high alert as dengue fever cases continue to surge across the state. With the onset of the rainy season, the number of dengue cases has significantly increased, causing widespread concern. Since January, the state has reported a total of 5,187 dengue cases.

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) area has been notably affected, with 1,230 cases reported within the city limits. Other districts have also seen a sharp rise in dengue cases: Haveri has reported 389 cases, Mysuru 358, Chikmagalur 346, and Kalaburagi district 153.

Also read: Bengaluru’s temperature at 37.6 degrees Celsius highest in past 15 years; results in increasing dengue cases

In June alone, a notable spike in cases was observed, reflecting the impact of the monsoon season. Statewide, 37,144 blood samples have been tested, of which 3,975 have returned positive for dengue.

The spread of dengue fever, a mosquito-borne illness, has been prevalent in various parts of Karnataka, including major urban centers like Bengaluru. Health department officials are urging residents to remain vigilant, implement preventive measures, and seek medical attention promptly if symptoms arise.

The increase in dengue cases underscores the need for heightened awareness and robust public health strategies to combat the spread of this disease. As the rainy season progresses, the health department continues to monitor the situation closely and implement necessary interventions.

Dengue fever surge alarms health officials in Karnataka, 5,187 dengue cases since January

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    Karnataka on high alert as dengue fever cases continue to surge

    Since Jan, the state has reported a total of 5,187 dengue cases

    Bengaluru has been notably affected with 1,230 cases reported

Health officials in Karnataka are on high alert as dengue fever cases continue to surge across the state. With the onset of the rainy season, the number of dengue cases has significantly increased, causing widespread concern. Since January, the state has reported a total of 5,187 dengue cases.

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) area has been notably affected, with 1,230 cases reported within the city limits. Other districts have also seen a sharp rise in dengue cases: Haveri has reported 389 cases, Mysuru 358, Chikmagalur 346, and Kalaburagi district 153.

Also read: Bengaluru’s temperature at 37.6 degrees Celsius highest in past 15 years; results in increasing dengue cases

In June alone, a notable spike in cases was observed, reflecting the impact of the monsoon season. Statewide, 37,144 blood samples have been tested, of which 3,975 have returned positive for dengue.

The spread of dengue fever, a mosquito-borne illness, has been prevalent in various parts of Karnataka, including major urban centers like Bengaluru. Health department officials are urging residents to remain vigilant, implement preventive measures, and seek medical attention promptly if symptoms arise.

The increase in dengue cases underscores the need for heightened awareness and robust public health strategies to combat the spread of this disease. As the rainy season progresses, the health department continues to monitor the situation closely and implement necessary interventions.

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