International Journal of Advance Research in Community Health Nursing
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
Dengue: Definition, WHO Classification, Pathophysiology, Clinical Manifestation, Investigation, Management
Viresh Sunil Mahajani
Dengue is endemic throughout the states and union territories of India. According to data released by Director of National Vector Born Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) for on-going year 2019, India has reported more than 67,000 cases of dengue till Oct 13. Although NVBDCP data confirms that dengue is established and endemic across India, as few as only 0.5% of dengue cases may be captured by NVBDCP due to absence of exclusive dengue surveillance system in India and underreporting. While actions has been taken by the authorities such as fogging breeding sites, all those are seen to be inadequate to curb the momentum of spread of disease. In coming year, dengue is expected to worsen as a public health problem. Adequate reporting by authorities based on a robust surveillance system and action against the risk factors for the spread of the disease are vitally needed to curb cases and prevent the disease’s spread.