Kerala Has The Highest Number Of Dengue Cases!
July 10, 2017
As many as 18,760 cases of dengue have been reported in the country this year with Kerala recording 9,104 cases, the highest among all states.
DATA OF DISEASE OUTBREAK
The maximum number of cases of the vector-borne disease was reported in Kerala with 9,104 followed by Tamil Nadu with 4,174 until July 2. According to the figures provided by the ministry, the highest numbers came from Karnataka which reported 1945 cases, Gujarat 616, Andhra Pradesh 606 and West Bengal 469 till July 2. The number of dengue cases recorded in Delhi has touched nearly 100, with 44 of the infection cases diagnosed being traced to other states.
WHAT CAUSED THE OUTBREAK?
Secretary Mishra said Kerala is battling multiple onslaughts of dengue, malaria and other such diseases due to the early arrival of monsoon.
Union health minister JP Nadda on Tuesday held a review meeting on preparedness for vector-borne diseases, which was attended by health secretary CK Mishra, director general of ICMR Soumya Swaminathan, senior officials of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) and other institutions. Mishra added that many of these reported cases include suspected ones too, so the final confirmed cases tally would only come by the year end after the season ends.