KOZHIKODE: Four confirmed and fifteen suspected cases of dengue fever have been reported from various parts of the district in the month of May, District Medical Officer Jayasree said on Friday.
From January onwards, fourteen confirmed cases and 106 suspected cases were reported. Maruthonkara, Kunduthodu, Maniyooru are the places where most of the dengue cases have been reported.
The DMO informed that the disease is spread by Aedes mosquitoes. The Dengue virus can spread over a wide area quickly and easily. Severe flu-like illness, headache, fever, rashes and joint pain are some of the symptoms. It can even lead to excessive bleeding and death. Chances for the mosquitoes to spread Dengue increase when commodities are thrown away carelessly. This can be prevented by cleaning premises, dry-day observation and other activities to improve hygiene.
DMO said that under the guidance of health workers and other workers, the department will enforce the cleaning drives in order to ensure a safe environment.