Ahmedabad: Big rise in chikungunya, dengue cases this year | Ahmedabad News

AHMEDABAD: This year could also be one of many worst for the town with the rising variety of dengue and chikungunya cases in Ahmedabad. Municipal officers are already nervous whether or not there will likely be repeat of the 2019 dengue outbreak together with a big surge in chikungunya cases when in comparison with the primary witnessed in 2006.

TOI collated particulars from at the least two affidavits filed by the AMC earlier than the excessive court docket after 2006. One can already see a dramatic soar in dengue and chikungunya cases however an equally dramatic fall in malaria and falciparum cases in the town.
The affidavits declare how malaria cases, unfold by feminine anopheles mosquito, since 2012 have seen a dramatic decline — from 15,904 cases to 618 in 2020. On the flip facet, chikungunya cases have risen from 82 in 2006 to 923 in 2020. Similar is the case with dengue which noticed rise from 146 cases in 2006 to 1,962 until October this year. Both dengue and chikungunya is unfold by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
“We have seen a consistent decline in malaria cases since 2010 when the strategies to tackle anopheles mosquitoes and the plasmodium parasite changed. In dengue and chikungunya we are dealing with the virus that gets transmitted via Aedes aegypti mosquitoes,” says a senior AMC well being official.
A former AMC officer and an entomologist mentioned that the gestation interval of the malarial plasmodium parasite is 10 to 12 days whereas in cases of dengue and chikungunya, the gestation interval is 3 to 7 days which is way much less time.

, 2021-10-25 04:46:00

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