Hyderabad witnessing rise in Vector-borne diseases

  • | Wednesday | 14th August, 2019

Oishani Mojumder ByExpress News ServiceHYDERABAD: With the onset of the first phase of monsoon in the State, vector-borne diseases have witnessed an alarming hike this year as compared to 2018 and Hyderabad is reportedly the worst-affected district in Telangana. A view of the historic Katora Houzcovered in garbage | S Senbagapandiyan,ExpressCases of chikungunya have also drastically increased in Telangana to 163 in 2019 from 50 cases in 2018. Meanwhile, with 393 cases of dengue, 210 cases of malaria, 23 cases of chikungunya and 652 cases of influenza, the State capital topped the list of worst-affected districts. Official records with Fever Hospital also reiterates these numbers as viral fever is the most common illness diagnosed. He held a joint meeting with the medical officials of Hyderabad, Rangareddy and Medchal districts to discuss on the preventive measures to be adopted.

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