2.    Dengue

Dengue is an outbreak prone seasonal viral disease caused by any one of four strains of Dengue virus (DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, or DEN-4). The virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. It is the fastest growing arbo-virus infection with a rapidly evolving epidemiology. Dengue is an ecological disease and the transmission is related to rainfall and temperature. Every year during the period of July-Nov there is an upsurge in the cases of Dengue.

Table 4. Dengue outbreaks

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

 

Case- death

    7   -   0

Case- death

220  -  0

Case- death

  6     -  0

Case- death

   9    -   0

Case- death

   0    -   0

Case- death

  32   -   0

 

Source: Annual report NVBDCP 2014-15. The Sangai Express. Dated Oct 29.2015