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Gwalior reports 240 dengue and around 500 skin infection cases

The number of dengue cases in Gwalior district rtouched 240, while 400–500 cases of skin infections have been reported in the district in the past week.

In addition to dengue cases, skin infections have recently become a significant issue in Madhya Pradesh. As per a media report, in the Gwalior district of Madhya Pradesh, 400 to 500 patients with skin conditions visit the government hospital’s outpatient departments (OPD) every day.

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- Over 100 dengue cases have been reported in Gwalior: Officials

 The Gwalior district has experienced 11 new cases of dengue, resulting in an increase in the total number of cases to over 240, while in Indore, 122 total dengue cases were reported.

Talking to the media, Dr. Anubhav Garg, HOD of the dermatology department at Jaya Arogya Hospital (JAH), said, "About 400 to 500 skin disease-related patients come to the OPD every day. Some patients experience itching, rash, and irritation, while others suffer from fungal infections. The rainy season is also the reason for these issues."

 Dr Garg advised citizens by saying, "During the rainy season, people should not wear wet clothing. Cotton clothes are a good option. Patients should maintain good hygiene practices, use soap to clean affected areas, and consult a doctor if they experience any symptoms."

 Additionally, to overcome the dengue issue, a team from the Malaria Department and Municipal Corporation sprayed pesticides at various places in Gwalior. Furthermore, the team was instructed that if dengue mosquito larvae were found in the house, a penalty of Rs. 500 would be imposed on those responsible.

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