The Manipur Health and IPR Minister – Dr. S. Ranjan Singh noted that dengue cases were reported in some parts of the state and appealed the citizens to follow the precautionary measures.
“So far, 358 cases have been reported in 2022. We should not keep stagnant water in our surroundings,” he said.
Addressing the mediapersons on Friday, the Health Minister noted that all possible measures have been initiated to control dengue cases in the state.
Besides, surveillance teams have been sent to the infected areas and awareness measures have also been taken up. Fogging is underway, he added.
Dengue is a viral infection transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. The primary vectors that transmit the disease are Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and, to a lesser extent, Ae. albopictus.
According to WHO report, the global incidence of dengue has grown dramatically with about half of the world’s population now at risk. Although an estimated 100-400 million infections occur each year, over 80% are generally mild and asymptomatic.