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Bengaluru Witnessing Spike in Dengue Cases

Bengaluru Witnessing Spike in Dengue Cases


Contaminated water can lead to a host of illnesses, from gastrointestinal issues to severe infections, making prevention mandatory. Contaminated water sources lead the way to bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can cause diseases like cholera, dysentery, dengue and hepatitis.

Rise in Dengue Cases

Hospitals in Bengaluru are witnessing a sharp rise in dengue cases, particularly among women and children. The city is reporting an average of 60 new dengue cases daily, according to data from Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Medical experts warn that the situation may worsen if preventive measures are not strictly followed, a TOI report stated.

Pregnant Women at Risk

Dr Prathima Reddy, director and lead consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology at SPARSH Hospital, highlighted that their facility sees 6-8  cases among pregnant women every two months. “Significant maternal morbidity and mortality can occur from hemorrhagic fever, which is more common in pregnant women who have dengue. In addition, there’s a chance of vertical transmission from the mother to the fetus, which could result in low birth weight, premature delivery, and other health problems”, the doctor stated.

Bottom Line

Healthcare experts advise the public to keep areas clean, get rid of mosquito breeding grounds, and apply repellents to avoid contracting dengue as the disease spreads.

Source: TOI

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