In a startling revelation, it has been disclosed that the number of dengue and chikungunya cases in Jharkhand is significantly higher than what was initially reported by the government. According to recent data obtained as of September 7th, 2023, a staggering 955 cases of these mosquito-borne diseases have been confirmed in the state.(Rising Dengue)
The Jharkhand Health Department has raised serious concerns about this alarming surge in dengue and chikungunya cases, with fears that the actual numbers could be much higher than officially reported. The situation has prompted the Health Department to go on high alert to combat the escalating outbreak of dengue and scrub typhus
As of September 9th, 2023, there are a daunting 789 active cases spread across 23 districts in the state. This rapid increase in cases has raised concerns about the readiness of the healthcare system to handle the growing crisis.
In light of this alarming situation, residents of Jharkhand are strongly advised to take necessary precautions to protect themselves from mosquito bites, as these diseases are primarily transmitted through mosquito vectors. These precautions include using mosquito repellents, wearing long-sleeved clothing, and ensuring that stagnant water, which serves as breeding grounds for mosquitoes, is eliminated from their surroundings.
The true extent of the dengue and chikungunya outbreak in Jharkhand is only now becoming apparent, and it is imperative that both the government and the public take immediate and effective measures to contain the spread of these diseases. Stay tuned for further updates on this developing situation.