Spike in dengue cases alarms Bengaluru residents: BBMP reports 932 cases till May 2024

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Published May 22, 2024 at 5:04pm

    Bengaluru witnessing significant rise in dengue cases

    City recorded 932 dengue cases from Jan 1 to May 15, 2024

    This marks a staggering 59% increase compared to last year

Bengaluru is witnessing a significant rise in dengue cases this year, with numbers far surpassing those from previous years. According to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the city has recorded 932 dengue cases from January 1 to May 15, 2024. This marks a staggering 59% increase compared to the same period in 2023, which saw 538 cases.

Also read: BBMP plans to open free dental clinics at its eight zones in Bengaluru

The surge in cases has raised concerns among residents and health officials alike. Approximately 360 people were affected by dengue in just the last 15 days within BBMP limits. Despite the sharp increase, Health and Family Welfare Special Commissioner at BBMP, Suralkar Vikas Kishor, reportedly reassured the public that there is no severe threat. He attributed the rise to recent weather changes and emphasized that such spikes are common with the onset of the rainy season.

BBMP has initiated measures to combat the mosquito population, focusing on clearing areas infested with larvae. Residents are urged to take precautions to prevent mosquito breeding. Key recommendations include:

Avoid Stagnant Water: Ensure that water does not accumulate in or around homes.

Cover Drains: Keep drains near homes covered.

Maintain Indoor Plants: Regularly clean water pans and pot plates.

Secure Homes: Keep doors and windows closed to prevent mosquitoes from entering.

As the city grapples with surge in dengue cases, maintaining cleanliness and vigilance is crucial to mitigating the spread of the disease.

Spike in dengue cases alarms Bengaluru residents: BBMP reports 932 cases till May 2024

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    Bengaluru witnessing significant rise in dengue cases

    City recorded 932 dengue cases from Jan 1 to May 15, 2024

    This marks a staggering 59% increase compared to last year

Bengaluru is witnessing a significant rise in dengue cases this year, with numbers far surpassing those from previous years. According to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the city has recorded 932 dengue cases from January 1 to May 15, 2024. This marks a staggering 59% increase compared to the same period in 2023, which saw 538 cases.

Also read: BBMP plans to open free dental clinics at its eight zones in Bengaluru

The surge in cases has raised concerns among residents and health officials alike. Approximately 360 people were affected by dengue in just the last 15 days within BBMP limits. Despite the sharp increase, Health and Family Welfare Special Commissioner at BBMP, Suralkar Vikas Kishor, reportedly reassured the public that there is no severe threat. He attributed the rise to recent weather changes and emphasized that such spikes are common with the onset of the rainy season.

BBMP has initiated measures to combat the mosquito population, focusing on clearing areas infested with larvae. Residents are urged to take precautions to prevent mosquito breeding. Key recommendations include:

Avoid Stagnant Water: Ensure that water does not accumulate in or around homes.

Cover Drains: Keep drains near homes covered.

Maintain Indoor Plants: Regularly clean water pans and pot plates.

Secure Homes: Keep doors and windows closed to prevent mosquitoes from entering.

As the city grapples with surge in dengue cases, maintaining cleanliness and vigilance is crucial to mitigating the spread of the disease.

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