Over 183 dengue cases this year in city so far

October 04, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:48 am IST - Mysuru

: Over 183 dengue cases have been reported in Mysuru city from January to September.

Dr. S. Chidambara, District Ventor-Borne Disease Controlling Officer, told The Hindu that of the 183 cases, 30 were critical. One of them suffered shock syndrome while another person suffered from chronic renewal failure. Official figures show that there were no casualties in Mysuru district this year.

He said the health department had taken a number of steps, like spraying of insecticides to prevent the spread of the disease. The department has a stock of 100 litres of pyrethrum extract to be added to diesel that is sprayed.

He said dehydration was the main cause of complications and death among patients. Doctors have been sensitized about the importance of supportive care with fluid replacement which is the mainstay of treatment for dengue fever.

Dr. Chidambara said 115 persons contracted H1N1 between January and September, and five persons died. Besides this, 51 cases of chikungunya were reported.

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