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Ahmedabad sees 243% rise in dengue cases in January-September this year – ET HealthWorld

Ahmedabad sees 243% rise in dengue cases in January-September this yearAHMEDABAD: Vector-borne ailments in town have risen alarmingly between January and September as in comparison with the identical interval final year. The metropolis registered a spike of 243% in dengue cases whereas chikungunya cases rose by 155% throughout January 21 to September 11 interval this year as in comparison with January 20 to September 30 interval final year.

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s well being division knowledge reveals that in January 21 to September 11 this year, dengue cases in town stood at 875 in opposition to 255 cases throughout January 20 to September 30 interval final year. Dengue cases have doubled in the primary 9 months this year in opposition to 432 cases in the entire of final year.

Chikungunya cases in the identical interval this year stood at 500 in opposition to 196 final year. In your complete year of 2020, chikungunya cases stood at 932. Apart from this, the well being division knowledge confirmed that cases of falciparum malaria registered between January 21 and September 11 interval this year stood at 50 in opposition to 35 cases in the identical interval final year. Malaria cases in town rose from 436 final year to 549 this year.

Health division took a complete of 42,254 blood samples up to now in September in opposition to 71,154 samples in complete September final year. The civic physique has collected 1,812 serum samples for dengue cases up to now this month.

Waterborne illness cases have additionally registered a rise in this interval, confirmed AMC figures. As many as 64 cases of cholera have been registered in town between January 21 and September 11. There had been no cholera cases final year. In the identical interval metropolis’s typhoid cases went as much as 1,368 from 965 final year.

Health division officers mentioned that malaria management groups of the civic physique carried out indoor residual spraying at 1,27,121 residential and 6,781 non-residential locations.

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