Dengue worsens in state, children at higher risk: State Health Department urges parents to take precautions

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Published July 3, 2024 at 10:12pm

Update July 3, 2024 at 10:13pm

    Dengue epidemic is on the rise in the state

    6,187 dengue cases have been confirmed

    2,301 of these affecting children aged 1-18 years

The dengue epidemic is on the rise in the state, with the latest reports revealing a concerning surge in cases among children. Over the past few weeks, 6,187 dengue cases have been confirmed, with 2,301 of these affecting children aged 1-18 years. This year’s outbreak has tripled compared to last year, alarming health officials and parents alike.

Also read: Dengue outbreak claims two lives in Bengaluru, Health Department investigates

Dr. Sahana Devdas, Pediatrician and Head of Pediatric Surgery at Vani Vilasa Hospital, emphasized the need for vigilance and preventive measures to safeguard children from this deadly virus. Dengue symptoms to watch for include continuous fever lasting three days, headaches, joint and hand pain, stomach aches, nausea, vomiting, and dysentery.

Preventive Measures for Dengue:

Maintain Cleanliness: Dengue mosquitoes breed in stagnant water. Ensure no water is left standing around your home, including terraces and gardens.

Mosquito Nets: Protect children by ensuring they sleep under mosquito nets.

Medical Attention: Seek immediate medical attention if a child experiences continuous fever or severe headaches.

Safe Drinking Water: Ensure children drink clean, boiled water.

The health department is intensifying efforts to control the outbreak, but parental vigilance remains crucial. As dengue continues to target the younger population, it is imperative for parents to adopt these preventive measures to protect their children.

Dengue worsens in state, children at higher risk: State Health Department urges parents to take precautions

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    Dengue epidemic is on the rise in the state

    6,187 dengue cases have been confirmed

    2,301 of these affecting children aged 1-18 years

The dengue epidemic is on the rise in the state, with the latest reports revealing a concerning surge in cases among children. Over the past few weeks, 6,187 dengue cases have been confirmed, with 2,301 of these affecting children aged 1-18 years. This year’s outbreak has tripled compared to last year, alarming health officials and parents alike.

Also read: Dengue outbreak claims two lives in Bengaluru, Health Department investigates

Dr. Sahana Devdas, Pediatrician and Head of Pediatric Surgery at Vani Vilasa Hospital, emphasized the need for vigilance and preventive measures to safeguard children from this deadly virus. Dengue symptoms to watch for include continuous fever lasting three days, headaches, joint and hand pain, stomach aches, nausea, vomiting, and dysentery.

Preventive Measures for Dengue:

Maintain Cleanliness: Dengue mosquitoes breed in stagnant water. Ensure no water is left standing around your home, including terraces and gardens.

Mosquito Nets: Protect children by ensuring they sleep under mosquito nets.

Medical Attention: Seek immediate medical attention if a child experiences continuous fever or severe headaches.

Safe Drinking Water: Ensure children drink clean, boiled water.

The health department is intensifying efforts to control the outbreak, but parental vigilance remains crucial. As dengue continues to target the younger population, it is imperative for parents to adopt these preventive measures to protect their children.

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