Maharashtra witnesses 230 dengue-related deaths over the last five years

The National Health Profile (NHP) 2019 released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stated that in the last five years Maharashtra recorded 39,141 cases of dengue. And it recorded 230 deaths related to dengue cases. Dengue and Chikungunya, transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, are a cause of great concern to public health in India. […]

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Pune witnesses scarcity of blood platelets, records 465 cases of dengue in October

Pune has witnessed the highest number of dengue cases in October this year. As a result of which, the demand for platelets has also increased. However, post-Diwali, all blood banks in Pune have witnessed less platelets donation. Therefore, the blood banks are calling registered donors for donations as there is a scarcity of platelets in […]

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Dengue: Pune Municipal Corporation issues notices to 900 housing societies over stagnated water

The Pune Municipal Corporation has stepped up its action on establishments, mainly housing societies, as well as bungalows, and commercial establishments that are not taking adequate measures to check mosquito breeding. The health department has issued notices to owners of properties found with stagnant water. This year, in an attempt to keep the number of […]

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Cases of dengue highly underestimated in Pune, finds study

The study which is supported by the Indian Council of Medical Research and published in the PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal, estimates that over eight per cent of the city’s population, which is about close to 60,000 people, could be exposed to the dengue virus. The study found an overall ‘high disease burden’ of dengue […]

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Mumbai: Dengue affects average three Mumbaikars each day, one casualty per month

RTI activist Anil Galgali  had sought information about the details of patients afflicted by Dengue in the past 3 years. The BMC’s Public health department provided Galgali with information pertaining to years 2016, 2017 and up to 11th November 2018 a period spanning 35 months. It also provided the information about the confirmed dengue cases […]

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Nashik: August witnesses steep rise in dengue cases

While dengue cases are increased attempts are being made to reduce this number. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the carrier of dengue virus and it lays its eggs in pools of stagnant fresh water. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Jairam Kothari, Nashik Municipal Corporation’s Health Department’s Medical Officer, said, “Caution is being taken so […]

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Post incessant rains, dengue threat worries BMC

Mumbai: BMC to prepare database of Dengue, Malaria patients

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to prepare a database of dengue and Malaria affected patients.  Doctors in the civic-run hospital will take the contact number and address of the patient suffering from dengue and malaria.  The data will be shared with the BMC on a regular basis. The officers from insecticide department will […]

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2017: Maharashtra witnesses a sharp rise in dengue cases

The year 2017 has witnessed more number of dengue cases that the previous two years. While 2016 had seen 6,792 cases, till November 2017, the year has already seen 6,894 dengue cases in the Maharashtra. Experts are attributing the prolonged monsoon as the cause for rise in the total number of dengue cases, state officials […]

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Pune: Dengue threat still looms over city

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC)’s health department is struggling with dengue cases with areas like Yerwada, Kalas, Dhanori topping the list with maximum dengue deaths. The suspected patients in this month itself are 202 with five deaths, so far. According to the data given by the health department, after Yerwada-Kalas-Dhanori, Kasbapeth, Vishrambaugh, Bhavani Peth and Dhole […]

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