Ahmedabad: 26% of dengue patients below 14

Times of India | 5 days ago | 22-09-2022 | 05:59 am

Ahmedabad: 26% of dengue patients below 14

AHMEDABAD: While cases of vector-borne diseases have been increasing at an alarming rate in the city, it has been found that children below 15 years of age account for 26% of them. Of the 873 cases registered so far this year, 227 are children in the 0-14 age group. Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation's figures show that 20 of these patients were less than a year old, 49 aged between 1 and 4 years; 62 in the 5-8 category; and 96 in the 9-14 age group. The remaining 646 patients were above 15 years of age. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation data shows that in the past one week the dengue cases have doubled - the hospitals had reported 217 cases of dengue this month till September 11, which nearly doubled to 470 from September 12-18. One person died of dengue last month. The AMC data shows that the city hospitals reported 135 cases of malaria, 13 of falciparum, 470 of dengue and 28 of chikungunya in the first 18 days of September. Between January 1 and September 18, the hospitals recorded 878 cases of malaria, 81 of falciparum, 873 of dengue and 198 of chikungunya. In 2021, the hospitals had registered 987 cases of malaria, 138 of falciparum, 3,104 of dengue and 1,754 of chikungunya, the AMC data showed.

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