US Witnesses Rise in Dengue Cases

DengueQueensland Health has announced seven confirmed cases of dengue fever that have taken place in the Cairns suburb of Whitfield. All the cases were of type-1 and other five people have been diagnosed with type-3 in the southern suburbs of the city.

Authorities concerned said that they have been making efforts to make sure that the outbreak gets under control. Mosquito control teams have passed on certain instructions to people, which include no collection of water, as its host insect breeding.

In addition, it has been revealed that the number of dengue cases in the US have increased by 70% in 2012. The findings were made through the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report taken out by the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In comparison to 2011, the US witnessed increased 251 cases in 2012. To talk about the state, which witnessed maximum number of dengue cases then Florida is the one, which witnessed 104 dengue cases.

New York and California are some of the other places, which also witnessed a rise in dengue cases. Some of the dengue symptoms, are severe headache, joint pain, bone pain, rash, high fever, severe pain in eyes and mild bleeding.