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Dengue Cases on Rise: 43% Delhi-NCR Residents Impacted by Vector-borne Disease, Study Finds

India has seen a sudden rise in dengue instances. In keeping with a Delhi civic report on vector-borne ailments launched on November 8, the nationwide capital has already crossed the two,700-mark this yr. Dengue Fever is a mosquito-borne viral illness which is attributable to the dengue virus. It’s transmitted by way of the bites of Aedes mosquitoes. A survey by neighborhood social media platform LocalCircles discovered that 45% Delhi residents have somebody of their household or native social community who has been impacted by dengue this yr.

The survey acquired 14,974 responses from residents of Delhi-NCR. 63% of the respondents had been males whereas 37% had been girls. In keeping with LocalCircles, since mid-August, a number of residents of Delhi-NCR have reported that they’ve somebody within the household with signs of dengue like excessive fever, fatigue, joint pains and so on.

LocalCircles, which hosts voluntary blood help community of Delhi-NCR, mentioned that it has seen over 100% improve in blood platelet requests week over week for final 6 weeks.

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30-60% INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF DENGUE CASES

Hospitals like Apollo and Max have reported a 30-60% improve within the variety of dengue instances within the final month. In Authorities hospitals, the State needed to scale back the variety of COVID-19 beds to make use of additional beds to deal with dengue and different fever sufferers.

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The survey requested Delhi residents concerning the variety of people of their household or shut community – prolonged household, associates, neighbors, colleagues- who’ve been impacted by dengue this yr. In response, 10% of residents mentioned they’ve “4 or extra people” impacted by dengue this yr. 19% mentioned they’ve “2-3 people”, and 16% mentioned solely “1 particular person”. Nearly all of 52% of Delhi’s residents surveyed mentioned “nobody, fortunately”. 3% couldn’t say.

On an mixture foundation, 45% of Delhi residents say they’ve somebody of their household or shut native social community who has been impacted by dengue this yr. This query within the survey acquired 6,769 responses.

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WHAT THE DELHI-NCR RESIDENTS SAID:

The same query was requested to the residents of Delhi-NCR together with Gurugram, Noida, Ghaziabad and Faridabad. On an mixture foundation, 10% of Delhi-NCR residents mentioned there are “4 or extra people” impacted by dengue this yr. 19% mentioned they’ve “2-3 people”, and 15% mentioned solely “1 particular person”. Nearly all of 53% of Delhi-NCR residents surveyed mentioned “nobody, fortunately”. 3% couldn’t say.

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On an mixture foundation, 43% of Delhi-NCR residents say they’ve somebody of their household or native social community who has been impacted by dengue this yr. Total, 14,974 responses from throughout Delhi-NCR had been acquired.

DENGUE IS BADLY IMPACTING NOT JUST DELHI BUT ALL NCR CITIES AS WELL

The survey discovered that 57% residents of Ghaziabad know somebody who has been impacted by dengue this yr, adopted by Delhi with 45%, Noida with 44%, Faridabad with 40%, and 29% in Gurugram. The findings recommend that dengue is badly impacting not simply Delhi however all NCR cities as properly.

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71% residents surveyed in August had indicated that their municipality was not conducting anti-mosquito fogging or doing it very not often.

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To know the on-ground state of affairs, LocalCircles has carried out a survey amongst residents of Delhi-NCR and get the mixture proportion of individuals throughout 5 Delhi-NCR cities who’ve had dengue this yr.

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