Dengue tally spikes up in Lucknow with 9 new cases reported on Sunday
Lucknow witnessed yet another surge in dengue cases on Sunday when 9 fresh infections were reported in the city. As per records, the city's cumulative dengue tally for the year has crossed the 515 mark. While dengue cases have been reported in Lucknow for the past 9 months, the maximum infections were recorded in the months of August and September. According to logs, the two months together contributed to over 250 cases, sounding alarms throughout the city.
A drop in platelet levels of patients is causing complications
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Out of the fresh rise, four patients are admitted to the Lokbandhu Hospital while Civil Hospital and Balrampur Hospital have seen two and three new admissions, respectively. According to the health department reports, the dropping platelet count is one of the major drivers of complications amongst the patients.
Out of the patients admitted last week, a 19-year-old boy succumbed to the viral infection and lost his life. As per officials, a continuous drop in platelet count caused a multi-organ failure and the boy could not be saved.
Public vigilance, the need of the hour!
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In view of the current situation, the health and administrative officials are working on a list of measures to curtail the spread in the city. As a part of this, regular fogging, cleaning and sanitation activities are being conducted across different areas in the city. In addition to this, public vigilance has become the need of the hour. Citizens must ensure that their surroundings are free from breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Besides, other preventive measures should also be taken.