Dengue fears looms in the City
A total of 32 cases of dengue and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) have been reported in the city till May 22. As per reports, 27 people are suffering from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) including Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and five have been affected by Dengue virus.
It may be mentioned that the outbreak of JE coincides with the monsoon and post-monsoon period.
32 cases of dengue, JE reported in Guwahati
In the city, areas like Kachari Basti, Noonmati, Bhaskar Nagar, Birubari and Kahilipara have been most affected with dengue and JE cases. Last year, a number of people died due to dengue and JE.
The health department confirmed the five dengue cases in the city.
Locals of the affected areas have urged the Guwahati Municipal Corporation and Health Department to take adequate measures to control the spread of the virus. Locals also stated that as dengue and JE are mosquito-borne diseases, the administration should take measures to clean the environment and also check water logging problems as the female mosquitoes lay their eggs in the stagnant waster.
JE is an infection of the brain caused by the Japanese encephalitis virus. Dengue fever us a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus.
According to the World Health organization, dengue is a fst emerging pandemic-prone viral disease in many parts of the world.