While the state continues to grapple with unabated violence, the Manipur Health department has recorded as many as 113 dengue cases in the state this year as of Wednesday, August 2.
Imphal West recorded the highest number of dengue cases with 34 positive cases followed by Imphal East with 15 cases, Thoubal with 10 cases, and Bishnupur with nine cases.
As of now, there are no reports of deaths. However, Dengue infections are reported from most of the districts in Manipur.
According to a report from the state Health department, there are 11 dengue cases in Bishnupur, two in Chandel, four each in Churachandpur, Imphal East and Kangpokpi, 16 in Imphal West, one each in Senapati, Kakching and Tengnoupal ad 12 in Thoubal.
The Health department stated that all possible measures have been taken to control dengue cases in the state. Fogging, source reduction, and awareness measures have been conducted in districts, according to officials.
In 2022, areas, including Sanjenbam, Sougaijam Leirak and Kanglatongbi of Imphal West district were considered hotspots of dengue infection in the state.
Dengue is a viral disease caused by the bite of female Aedes mosquito. Aedes are day-biters active from dawn to dusk.
How to prevent Dengue infection
To prevent mosquito infestation, one should not keep water stagnant near one’s surroundings. Containers with water should not be kept exposed and should be fully covered since mosquitoes use such water as breeding grounds.
Dengue symptoms include high fever, headache, severe pain behind eyes, muscle pain, joint pain and rash. In severe cases, bleeding in the nose and gum may occur.