500 dengue cases in Gzb, 400 in Noida | Ghaziabad News

    GHAZIABAD/NOIDA: Ghaziabad reported 10 new dengue cases on Sunday, taking the tally to nearly 500. Meanwhile, Noida has reported a total of 400 cases so far. Noida officials said that the DEN-2 strain of dengue virus has been found in samples.
    Officials said they have been conducting drives to clean stagnant water and spray anti-larvae solutions in the hotspot areas in Ghaziabad, including Indirapuram, Loni, Muradnagar, and Siddharth Vihar.
    Meanwhile in Noida, the district health department recently sent 50 samples to Lucknow for a sero-survey, which found the presence of DEN-2 strain of dengue virus in 17 samples.
    The DEN-2 dengue strain is known to cause severe symptoms like red rashes on the chest, high-grade fever, prolonged body aches and headaches, and increases chances of slipping into dengue shock syndrome.
    Considering the rise in cases, 50 beds at the Noida DCH and 20 beds at the MMG hospital and Ghaziabad DCH have been reserved for dengue patients.

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