A fresh spike in the patient tally of Indore's dengue cases was reported on Monday. According to the health bulletin, 14 new cases were tested positive for the vector-borne disease in the last 24 hours. Out of the fresh surge, around 10 men and 4 women, including two children were found to be infected. After the recent surge, the total dengue cases of the city have crossed the count of 570, raising concerns amongst the health department.
Only the ELISA test is being considered accurate to test dengue
Going by reports, the P C Sethi Hospital of Indore is being utilized as a testing facility and the patients are initially treated at the designated health and general clinics. Additionally, only those patients who are testing positive in the ELISA test are being recorded as dengue patients, as stated by the chief medical officer of Indore.
Reportedly, Indore has witnessed the highest surge in dengue cases from the past 12 years, despite the implementation of several restrictive measures. Last year, the state had recorded the lowest tally of dengue cases in over a decade which makes this season's surge a major setback for Madhya Pradesh.
Preventive measures to curb the spread of the vector-borne disease
As per records, there are preventive measures being conducted at the state and district level, respectively, to curb the spread of the disease. From anti-larva surveys to surveillance and fogging, the residents of Indore have left no stone unturned to combat the Aedes Aegypti mosquito causing the infections.
-With inputs from agencies.