Intermittent rains could be the reason for an unprecedented rise in the mosquito-borne disease cases in the Capital City of the country, a recent report suggests.
-The recent rains have brought along with them an unexpected rise in the number of mosquito-borne diseases in the city.
-Dated as of, June 17th, there was a total of 146 cases of chikungunya. Of these total cases, 105 cases were found to be residents of Delhi.
-It is surprising to see this sudden rise in the number of chikungunya cases, even though the city has undertaken several anti-larvae drives to get reduce the chances of mosquito breeding.
-The capital city, Delhi, faced the biggest chikungunya outbreak in 2016 (where close to 7760 cases were reported). The viral infection causes high fever, joint swelling, and pain (lower back, ankle, knees, wrists or fingers), rash, nausea, and fatigue.
-Water in potholes and bottle caps in the trash are amongst the few places that have a high chance of mosquito breeding and therefore can add to the menace.