Mosquito-borne diseases on the rise

Hyderabad: Over the past few weeks, Sir Ronald Ross Institute of Tropical and Communicable Diseases at Nallakunta in Hyderabad, popularly known as Koranti fever hospital is witnessing a record number of viral fever and mosquito-borne disease outbreak.

Rush at fever hospital

Speaking to Resident Medical Officer (RMO) of the institution also known as Fever Hospital, Dr Renuka Rani said, “Complaints on mosquito-borne ailments such as malaria has increased in July mainly because of the seasonal changes.”

Mosquito-borne diseases on the rise
Mosquito-borne diseases on the rise

On June 1, the hospital received 1,045 complaints of which 36 were taken as inpatients. “At the moment we are receiving about 1,100 complaints on a daily basis” added Dr Renuka.

Most of these cases are mild in nature. The patients do not need intensive attention. The doctors give them some medication and send away, she said.

Less than 50 of the 1,000 patients were admitted this month. Last month the around 600 persons were visiting the hospital daily, she informed

Dr Renuka further said that the cases would increase even more now because of the rainy season as viral fever cases grow at a rapid the rate during the monsoon.

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