Dengue cases in Kanpur cross the 70-mark; first mosquito-borne virus death reported

Dengue cases in Kanpur cross the 70-mark; first mosquito-borne virus death reported

Out of a total of 72 cases, urban areas reported 62 cases and rural areas just 10 cases.

Kanpur reported its first Dengue death this season and the total number of Dengue cases in the city touched 72. The first Dengue death in Kanpur was reported on Sunday, meanwhile, seven people tested positive at Ursala lab in Kanpur on Monday.

Active cases in Kanpur stands at 10

Out of a total of 72 dengue cases, 62 were reported in urban areas, whereas only 10 cases were reported in rural areas. As per the Kanpur CMO, preventive measures including fogging and anti-larvae spraying have been initiated in the city.

As of now, the active dengue cases in Kanpur have plunged to 10. Meanwhile, the district health officials have announced an increase in the number of reserved beds for dengue patients in private and government-run facilities.

How to avoid Dengue?

Dengue fever is a tropical-borne disease characterized by mosquito bites and the dengue virus. The virus normally thrives in unhygienic places and areas with stagnant water. Here are some precautions to follow.

  • Do not let water stagnate anywhere in the house.

  • Ensure a clean and healthy environment at home.

  • Use mosquito repellents and nets while sleeping.

  • Wear protective clothing (or keep your hands and legs covered).

  • Keep your house ventilated.

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