Exploratory Analysis of Emergence of Dengue Fever Cases in Delhi, India

pp.32-45. N P Singh

Abstract


This research paper presents a historical analysis of the unprecedented growth of dengue fever cases in Delhi (the capital city of India) during 2015 with an objective to identify factors responsible for its spread and suggest corrective measures to control the disease. The study was conducted based on secondary data with respect to dengue spread in Delhi from various sources, such as newspapers, published scientific research papers, internet, and news bulletins of the health organizations at the central and state governments in India. Data with respect to Ayurvedic treatment of dengue fever was from the selected employees of a private hospital in Faridabad (State of Haryana, India). As a result, two factors were identified to be responsible for the fast spread of dengue: climatic conditions and the delayed reaction of health organizations to control mosquitoes. Another unique finding in this study was that most patients go for Ayurvedic treatment at hospitals equipped with facilities for allopathy only. This study recommends that health organizations should invest in research about dengue, develop innovative methods for forecasting and reduce the treatment cost. In addition, health organizations must be proactive in educating citizens and controlling the disease.


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