Accepted abstract, IGYS-2022

Authors:  Chi. Yashraj Rai, Chi. Perabathula Rishith, Chi. Mithil Surneni

9th Standard, Army Public School, Golconda, Hyderabad

Since the 1990s, dengue epidemics have become more frequent and are causing havoc in the Suncity area of Hyderabad.

Dengue is a viral infection transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. The primary vectors that transmit the disease are Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

Our team members collected dengue patient cases data from two major hospitals namely Renova Hospital and Hayatt Hospital and three private clinics.

A 10 km radius from APS Golconda with proximity to Musi River and five lakes in the region were taken for our study, where stagnated water is the top propagator of dengue. These medical establishments are accessible to the people of this area.

More than fifty cases of dengue were reported during September 2022 in our school. Therefore, we selected this area for our study.

We have received patient data categorized on the basis of gender, age groups, severity of cases (mild, severe, and fatal cases), their date of admission and discharge from the hospitals. We classified the data as follows:

  1. The age group and gender most prone to dengue.
  2. Comparison of pre- and post-pandemic patient data.
  3. Comparison of these data with the data of Hyderabad and India (micro-, meso-, and macro-level).
  4. Steps taken by Bandlaguda Jagir Municipal Corporation (BJMC) to combat dengue such as the total number of days of fogging of mosquito repellents in a week, awareness programmes towards dengue prevention through announcements, pamphlets, and posters.

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