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Vector-borne diseases : on the rise, in Delhi !


Cases of malaria are being reported rapidly in this month, 58 are the fresh cases .  288 people are affected by this diseases and the count will probably increase with the time. Out of 288 people , 137 patients were the resident of Delhi, while the rest of the cases are from different states .

Dengue cases have also risen to 180 , this month the count was 63 and 15 were recorded in June.

220 cases recorded for chikungunya, out of which 140 of the affected people were residents of Delhi while the rest of the cases were from other states.

Here are some precautions to avoid the vector-borne diseases at your place :

  • Try to sleep under an insecticide-treated bed net, , if you are staying in an area with malaria risk.
  •  Be vaccinated against the diseases,Before you travel for vacations.
  •  Use of window screens,will help to keep mosquitoes outside the place where you are staying.
  • Make sure to keep strict hygiene control over food, and avoid unpasteurized dairy products in areas where tick-borne encephalitis can be transmitted.
  • Watch out for symptoms such as fever, rashes, headaches, vomiting, diarrhea, and bleeding in the gums or anywhere on your body, and inform your doctor if you have traveled to certain areas where vector-borne diseases may be endemic.
  • Apply insect repellents to clothing (long-sleeved tops and trousers) and exposed skin

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