As per the health department, 19 and 22 new dengue cases were reported in Indore on Monday & Tuesday, respectively.
Indore is currently facing twice the troubles amid a rampant dengue rise and the fear of a forthcoming third wave of COVID-19. Reportedly, the district has been recording a surge in dengue cases for over 2 consecutive weeks now, pushing the caseload to over 300 this month. As per the health department, about 19 and 22 new cases were clocked here on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, taking the cumulative count to 307 patients.
Perpetual rainfall & waterlogging responsible for the rise in cases
The visible rise in dengue and viral fever cases is due to perpetual rainfall, rise in temperature and waterlogging across the city, suggest reports. Other factors that affect civic hygiene and sanitation, such as the accumulation of garbage or stagnant water, are further contributing to the case spike. These areas become breeding hotspots for 'Aedes' mosquitoes that reportedly spread larvae-borne diseases.
Notably, the severity of the active patients suffering from the infection is relatively less and not many people are being admitted to the hospitals, as per reports. This is also causing an uncontrolled spread due to a lack of timely medical assistance. Indore is presently nursing 307 active dengue cases, consisting of 170 males and 137 females, including 55 children.
Measures to fight the spread: Awareness, fogging & sanitation drives & surveys
In order to combat the effects of the disease in the city, around 14 teams have been doing fumigation rounds, across different areas. Special task forces have also been assigned to conduct surveys for larvae detection, keep a check on public sanitation and spread awareness among individuals.