TS on High Alert for Seasonal Diseases

Water borne seasonal diseases are set to increase in the state due to the heavy rains in the state.

By Amrutha Kosuru  Published on  12 July 2022 10:56 AM GMT
TS on High Alert for Seasonal Diseases

The Telangana Director of Public Health Dr. G Srinivas Rao said that the medical department is prepared to deal with the cases of seasonal diseases.

Dengue:

He advised the citizens to not go out until necessary. He said that 1184 cases of Dengue have been registered in the state this year. Of these, 516 cases have been registered in Hyderabad.

The highest number of Dengue cases in the state was recorded in June (565). In July, so far, 222 cases have been reported. Hyderabad reported 144 Dengue cases this month alone. Adilabad, Karimnagar, and Sangareddy are amongst some districts that have reported a single or a double number of cases.

Dr Srinivas advised people to ensure there's no rainwater in the house as Dengue can be affected by the same. He also further requested people to avoid eating outside food- especially pani puri. He also requested the pani puri vendors to boil the water before using it. He said that various typhoid cases have come up due to the consumption of unhygienic food.

He also requested people to ensure necessary precautions against seasonal diseases. He advised people to go for regular check-ups. He also requested the public to eat warm food etc.

Typhoid, Malaria:

A total of 2752 cases of Typhoid have been registered in the state between June 1 to July 11, 2022. Nirmal district recorded the highest number of Typhoid cases (452) followed by Siddipet (169) and Hyderabad (154).

On the other hand, Hyderabad contributes to nearly 15% of the total recorded Acute Diarrheal disease cases over the last month. The city recorded the highest number of Acute Diarrheal disease cases (995) followed by Sangareddy (651) and Nirmal (599).

The State also recorded 203 cases of Malaria this year. The highest number of Malaria cases were reported in May (69). Only 4 cases of Malaria have were reported in July, till now. In June, 28 cases were recorded.

There have been no reports of Chikanguniya this month. The last cases were reported in April in Khammam.

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