Beware!! Delhi under attack of 5 deadly viruses

Delhi is under attack of 5 viruses simultaneously. COVID-19 pandemic has been troubling the national Capital and now 4 other viruses have joined the menace, the govt is unprepared for the tough battle


NH Web Desk

Coronavirus menace in Delhi is not yet over and other diseases have started spreading. Cases of H1N1 (Swine Flu), Dengue, Malaria and Chikungunya have started coming up in the national Capital.There has been a record rise in the number of cases in the seasonal diseases in Delhi.

The country's capital is simultaneously battling five viruses. While the corona virus has wreaked havoc, the cases of infectious diseases that spread during the rainy season - dengue, malaria and chikungunya have also started.Apart from this, cases of swine flu have also increased to more than 400. Each of these viruses is extremely dangerous. If the treatment is not received on time, it becomes life-threatening.

Dengue, chikungunya and malaria are spread every year in Delhi. People have also been aware of them. In such a situation it becomes very important that we understand the dangers of these viruses and follow the precautions given by the doctors to avoid diseases.Coronavirus is spread across the world as the most dangerous epidemic at this time. More than 20 million people have been infected so far and more than 7.70 lakh have died.

More than 1.53 lakh cases of corona have been reported in Delhi and 4,196 patients have died.Swine flu or H1N1 is an infection caused by influenza A virus. This type of virus is found mostly in pigs and hence it is called swine flu. According to the National Center for Disease Control, the number of H1N1 patients in Delhi has increased to 412. This data is as of 31 July. The matter of relief is that no one has died so far. Swine flu has been active in Delhi for the last few years. The flu, which first appeared in 2010, killed 2,725 people. Last year 31 patients died due to swine flu.Dengue cases increased by 91% in Delhi this year.There is a risk of spreading many types of infectious diseases through mosquitoes after rain. Dengue is one of them.

So far this year, 21 cases have been reported whereas till August last year only 11 cases were reported.According to the MCD, so far 34 cases of malaria have been reported in Delhi, which is 41 percent more than last year. Like dengue, malaria is also spread by mosquito bites.Malaria is caused by female 'anopheles' mosquito bites that thrive in dirty water.The outbreak of chikungunya is also troubling Delhi. As per the MCD report, Delhi has reported 15 cases in July and 11 cases in August. This week 3 new cases have been revealed. Like Dengue and Malaria, cases of this disease occur every year in Delhi.

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