Concern increased among Delhiites due to thousands of dengue cases in National Capital

Dengue cases are on the rise in Delhi NCR, with doctors from city hospitals issuing warnings to residents. On Tuesday, a 37-year-old woman died at Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital, bringing the death toll at the hospital this season to four. A private hospital in the national capital has also reported 123 dengue cases.

According to a report released by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on October  25, the total number of dengue cases in Delhi NCR is more than 5000. Doctors have attributed the increase in cases to the onset of the monsoon season and the presence of stagnant water, which is a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Dengue fever is a viral infection that spreads through mosquito bites. It is most common in tropical and subtropical climates, but is spreading to new areas.

Dengue fever severe case


Most people with dengue fever have mild or no symptoms and will get better in 1-2 weeks. Rarely, dengue fever can be severe and lead to death.

Symptoms of mild dengue fever:

  • High fever
  • Severe headache
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Muscle and joint pains
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Swollen glands
  • Rash

Symptoms of severe dengue fever:

  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Rapid breathing
  • Bleeding gums or nose
  • Fatigue
  • Restlessness
  • Blood in vomit or stool
  • Being very thirsty
  • Pale and cold skin
  • Feeling weak


There is no specific treatment for dengue fever. Treatment is focused on relieving symptoms and preventing complications.

For mild dengue fever:

  • Rest
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Take acetaminophen (paracetamol) to control fever and relieve pain
  • Avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin, as they can increase the risk of bleeding

For severe dengue fever:

  • Hospitalization may be needed
  • Intravenous fluids and blood transfusions may be necessary
  • Oxygen therapy may be needed


The best way to prevent dengue fever is to avoid mosquito bites.

Tips for avoiding mosquito bites:

  • Wear clothes that cover as much of your body as possible
  • Use mosquito nets when sleeping
  • Use window screens
  • Use mosquito repellents containing DEET, Picaridin, or IR3535
  • Avoid being outdoors during the day, when mosquitoes are most active


There is a vaccine called Dengvaxia that is approved in some countries. However, it is only recommended for people who have already had dengue fever at least once.


Dengue fever is a serious illness, but it is often preventable. By taking steps to avoid mosquito bites, you can protect yourself and your l

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