Dengue Current Affairs - 2020

10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute: Delhi Government anti-Dengue Campaign launched

On September 6, 2020, the Delhi Government launched a mass campaign against Dengue and other vector borne diseases. Highlights The campaign seeks the residents of Delhi to pick up their phone and call 10 of their relatives and friends and advise them on practices to prevent Dengue. The campaign also urges the citizens to spend Read More…

India ranks 77 on sustainability index and 131 on Flourishing Index

On February 20, 2020, WHO, Lancet and UNICEF together released a report titled “A Future for the World’s Children”. According to the report, a new Global index has been included in comparing performance of child nutrition, education and sustainability. According to the report, India ranked 131 in flourishing index and 77 on sustainability index. Highlights Read More…

Kolkata becomes first City to Install ‘Third Umpire’ RT-PCR Machines in India

In a bid towards upholding state’s public health the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has installed first of its kind high-end Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Machines in India for quick detection of diseases such as dengue, tuberculosis (TB) and swine flu. About RT-PCR Machines As the Kolkata city continues to record a sharp rise Read More…

First case of sexually transmitted Dengue confirmed in Spain

A case concerning a 41-yearold man from Madrid, Spain spreading dengue through sexual contact was confirmed by Spanish health authorities. This is the world first ever instance to be reported of the dengue virus spreading through sexual contact which until recently was thought to be transmitted only by mosquitoes. Case Highlights The man concerned in Read More…

Rapid spread of Dengue fever in Telangana

In the last 10 days, around 1,700 cases of Dengue were reported in multiple districts of Telangana. The state received rains for few days that washed away the mosquito larvae collected in dumps and stagnant water. Causes Changes in rainfall pattern, rise in humidity level and long spell of warmer temperatures are the main reasons Read More…