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Dengue cases rise to 611 in HP

Dengue cases rise to 611 in HP

Shimla, Aug 5 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh which is known as safe place for the tourists destinations is currently facing epidemic of dengue as about 611 patients have been registered with dengue cases after clinical analysis of about 2,077 people.

State Surveillance Officer of Communicable disease Dr Sonam Negi said in a report issued on Sunday that till August 3, 2018 as many as 611 patients were found positive for the dengue and 37 cases turned up as 122 tested for the Dengue.

Bilaspur top among highly infested area as 314 patients were traced with dengue infection and 277 in Parwanoo area of Solan district, Indra Gandhi Medical College Shimla got nine patients of dengue and Dr Rajinder Prasad Medical College Tanda eight and Zonal hospital Mandi with three patients.

No life has been claimed due to timely action by the district and health authority in the state, however, the new cases have been registered with fast rate.

State is also suffering with Scrub Typhus as out of 3,657 patients, 123 were found positive for the Scrub Typhus infection.

Bilaspur district recorded 58 cases of Scrub typhus, Solan 26, Shimla 28 , Kangra 20, Hamirpur 15 and Sirmuar 12 cases, Chamba ten cases Tanda four cases and Mandi one cases. Scrub typhus took one life in Chamba district this year.

Himachal Pradesh government is countering the dengue and scrub typhus on the campaign level to reduce the fatality due to these communicable disease.


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