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Chikungunya goes viral in capital

Chikungunya goes viral in capital

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Chikungunya goes viral in capital

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  2. 2. Contd… While the abovenormal monsoon has brought cheer to the capital, it has led to a spurt in mosquito breeding and resultant diseases. Doctors said apart from 180 dengue-related incidents, chikungunya cases were also pouring in. The viral illness is caused by Aedes mosquito, which also spreads dengue. Symptoms include fever and joint pain. Dr Navin Dang, senior advisor, Association of Practicing Pathologists of India, said: “Chikungunya has spread like an epidemic this year. The statistics, however, don't reflect the same as only a few labshospitals have the facility to diagnose it.“ Dr K K Aggarwal, secretary general, Indian Medical Association, concurred that the situation was alarming. “We have issued dos and don'ts for both doctors and the public,“ he said. What separates chikungunya from other viral illnesses is the acute pain in joints. “We have seen youngsters coming in wheelchairs as they can't take the joint pain. Chikungunya may not be deadly , but it is definitely debilitating,“ said Dr Manisha Arora, senior consultant (internal medicine), Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, Punjabi Bagh. The Nurses and attendants staff we provide for your healthy recovery for bookings Contact Us:- Brought to you by
  3. 3. Contd… The hospital, she added, was getting close to 10 such patients daily . At Max Hospital, Saket, doctors said 50% of the patients visiting medicine OPD came with chikungunya-like symptoms. “Almost 80% of these patients are found positive for the disease,“ Dr Rommel Tickoo, senior consultant, internal medicine. “The only difference between treating chikungunya and dengue is that, while in the former, the use of nonsteroidal ant-inflammatory drugs is warranted, it is to tally unadvisable in the latter. So, we also have to first rule out dengue before a patient can be given painkillers because paracetamol often fails to relieve the symptoms,“ said Dr Tickoo. The incubation period of chikungunya is usually between two and 10 days and it mostly affects the young. In India, the first outbreak of this mosquito- borne disease was documented in Kolkata in 1963. The Nurses and attendants staff we provide for your healthy recovery for bookings Contact Us:- Brought to you by
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