Nearly all patients are within the age group of ten to thirty five.
The Gurgaon Civil Hospital has declared that the city is now under a dengue threat. Until now the dengue toll stands at 57. Ten cases have been recorded in this week alone.
The main areas where the cases have been reported from include Sectors 45, 56 and DLF Phase 1. Sectors 3, 6, 10-A, 31, 43 and 104, DLF Phase 3, Sheetla Colony and Dundahera in Sector 21 have also reported substantial number of cases. Jacobpura and Sohna are two other areas from where sporadic cases have been reported.
Speaking about the menace a doctor at the Civil Hospital said, “Dengue patients are mostly children and youngsters. Nearly all patients are in the age group of 10 to 35 years.”
Most dengue cases have been reported from the new sectors of Gurgaon which are still in their construction stages. This is because construction sites typically have spots where water collects and stagnates. Needless to say this is an ideal situation for mosquitoes to breed.
As precautionary measures, health care providers prescribe mosquito repellents and full sleeved clothes. “Surroundings too need to be clean,” says a health care provider.