National Dengue Day Observed in Mizoram

Aizawl: 16 Dengue cases have been reported in Mizoram in the last four months. Last year, 83 cases were reported in the state. The report was given at National Dengue Day meeting at the Directorate of Hospital and Medical Education Auditorium in Aizawl on Wednesday. 

The national event was organised by National Centre for Vector-Borne Disease Centre ( NCVBDC)  with participants and an audience from the Department of Zoology Mizoram University and Health Workers Training School. A study on the nature and implication of Dengue fever was also conducted. 

The National Dengue Day is observed every May 16 in India, however since the day falls on a Government holiday this year, the event was postponed and observed on May 17 across Mizoram. The theme for this year's Dengue Day was " Dengue is preventable, let us work together". 

NCVBDC State programme officer Dr Hmingthanmawii presided over the event and reported on Mizoram's situation with Dengue fever and the government's efforts to combat it, while consultant entomologist Dr K Vanlalhruaia explained the nature of Dengue fever and its treatment to the audience. Furthermore, Thangniang Lunzosang Vaiphei gave a talk about the public's role in the fight against mosquito-borne diseases.

According to a report presented at the meeting, India reported 1,93,245 Dengue cases and 306 related deaths last year. Dengue was diagnosed in 83 of 420 people tested in Mizoram in 2021, while the figure for this year was 16 cases out of 266 tests as of April 30. There have been no reported deaths in the state so far.

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