Dengue cases are rising in the country with more than 2,000 cases reported in the national capital Delhi. “The 1,238 cases, recorded till October 26, is more than half of the total number of cases of dengue logged this year,” news agency PTI reported. It is also the highest number of dengue cases logged during the January 1-October 26 period since 2017, when the corresponding figure was 3,829, PTI reported quoting a report released by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).
The need of the hour is to prevent dengue by adopting safety practices like not letting the mosquitoes breed in vicinity, sleeping under mosquito nets, applying mosquito repellant sprays and creams, etc.
As much as it is important to prevent the disease from happening, it is crucial to debunk the myths associated with it. Diseases and myths go hand in hand and are one of the reasons for delayed medical assistance and remedy.
Here are 5 prevalent myths related to dengue which needs to be addressed: