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‘National Dengue Day’: MCD organises cycle rally, door-to-door awareness campaign

The World Health Organization (WHO) produces alarming picture in this regard, saying dengue incidences have risen exponentially globally and about half of the world’s population are at risk.

by IP Staff

Public health department of Delhi Municipal Corporation organised cycle rally on Tuesday to create awareness aiming to prevent mosquito breeding in the city,

The rally started at 9:30 from Deep market, Ashok Vihar to zonal office cover 3-4 km in three wards. The event was organised under the chairmanship of Dr Naveen Aggarwal. Area councillors including Yogesh Verma, ward 64, Poonam Bhardwaj Ward-65, Meenu Goel, ward-63, Trinagar also participated in the event.

Dr Pramod Verma, DHO said that around 200 malaria staff, RWA and community leaders etc participated in the event where symptoms and signs of dengue, effective measures to prevent the disease and government’s plan and preparedness to control its spread before transmission season discussed and disseminated..

National Dengue Day celebrated on 16th of May every year, is a novel initiative of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to raise awareness about dengue in India. A number of celebrations are organized on this occasion, where symptoms and signs of dengue, effective measures to prevent the disease and government’s plan and preparedness to control its spread before
transmission season starts, are discussed and disseminated.

The World Health Organization (WHO) produces alarming picture in this regard, saying dengue incidences have risen exponentially globally and about half of the world’s population are at risk. The organization also estimates 100-400 million cases of infections every year globally. In India, too, dengue occurs especially in rainy season, causing upheavals in social sector.

MCD organises cycle rally, door-to-door awareness campaign

Haryana, Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi & Jammu & Kashmir have been infected by this disease. In 2017, maximum numbers of dengue cases were reported from Tamilnadu followed by Kerala, Karnataka, Punjab, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Delhi and other states.
Dengue is a vector-borne disease transmitted by the Aedes mosquito, and it can cause severe flu-like symptoms, including high fever, headache, joint pain, and rash.
In some cases, dengue can lead to life-threatening complications such as dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome.
National Dengue Day aims to educate people about the importance of preventing dengue by eliminating mosquito breeding sites, using insect repellent, and seeking medical attention if necessary. The day also highlights the need for community participation in controlling the spread of dengue.

MCD organises cycle rally, door-to-door awareness campaign

Vector-borne diseases are illnesses that are transmitted to humans and animals by blood-sucking insects such as mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas. These diseases are a major public health concern as they affect millions of people worldwide and can cause severe illness and even death if left untreated.

Malaria is one of the most well-known vector-borne diseases, and it is caused by the Plasmodium parasite, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito. Malaria is a serious illness that can cause fever, chills, headache, and muscle pain, and it can be fatal if left untreated.

Another common vector-borne disease is dengue fever, which is caused by the dengue virus and is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Dengue fever can cause high fever, severe headache, joint and muscle pain, and a rash. In severe cases, it can lead to dengue hemorrhagic fever, which can be fatal.

Preventing vector-borne diseases involves a combination of measures such as using insect repellent, wearing protective clothing, and eliminating breeding sites for mosquitoes and ticks. In addition, vaccines are available for some vector-borne diseases such as yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis.

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