New Delhi, July 02, 2016: India is believed to be the Dengue capital of the world with the most recorded cases of the disease. The monsoon season further increases its incidence owing to the innumerable potholes where water gets collected. This stagnant water acts as ideal breeding grounds for the Aedes mosquitoes, the vector responsible for spreading the illness. According to a recent report, over 58 lakh Indians are diagnosed with Dengue each year, a figure 282 times greater than the officially recorded number of 20,000 annual cases.
However what most people are not aware of is that most dengue cases are preventable and manageable. Given this fact, it is extremely essential to educate the masses about its treatment, prevention and myths. The risk of complications is in less than 1% of dengue cases and if the public knows warning signals, all deaths from dengue can be avoided.