Dengue on the Rise 2022-2023: A Warning for Southern Asia

Dengue is native to most parts of Southern Asia, however a hasty rise and surge in cases have been famous across four domains simultaneously, that is to say: India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan. All 4 serotypes (DENV-1,DENV-2,DENV-3 and DENV-4) are known to endure and circulate inside the 4 regions. Based on epidemiological records the DENV-1 and DENV-2 serotypes have ordinarily been ultimate incriminated serovars in conditions of national ailment burden. Since the beginning of January 2022 up just before the 28th of September 2022 over 28000 cases of confirmed and doubtful cases of dengue fever have happened reported to the WHO accompanying a total of 38 extinction being documented across all of Nepal’s provinces. The responsibility most adversely touched is the Bagmati province that accounts for 78.2% of the cases and 68.4% of the fatalities famous in Nepal. A further rise in cases has been famous as of the 8th of August 2022. This dengue epidemic is the largest written outbreak inside the small large regions current history. India like Nepal, has written an increase in cases with a total of 63 280 dengue cases being written as of the 30th of September 2022 and an additional 20 000 cases happening in the month of October 2022. A total of 52 807 workshop confirmed cases and 230 extermination as of the 20th of November 2022 have happened recorded and stated in a statement apiece Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Bangladesh. Pakistan has experienced an increase of the broadcast of Dengue with a total of 25 932 habitual cases and 62 deaths being written as of the 27th of September 2022.Due to the situation of the disease being mainly supportive, the stop of the spread through enhanced and revised vector control and removal is recommended. The use of extermination programs, pregnant mosquito nets, larvicidal and chromosomal guidance therapies are ultimate effective means to aid and abet the control concerning this deadly bug.

Author(s) Details:

Indrajit Banerjee,
Department of Pharmacology, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Medical College, Belle Rive, Mauritius.

Jared Robinson,
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Medical College, Belle Rive, Vacoas-Phoenix, Mauritius.

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Keywords: Dengue, arbovirus infections, Nepal, disease outbreaks, public health

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