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Dengue Outbreak in Uttarakhand

  • 13 Oct 2021
  • 1 min read

Why in News

  • There is an outbreak of dengue in various districts of the state including Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand. On October 12, 2021, new dengue cases were reported in Roorkee and Dehradun.

Key Points

  • Dengue is a tropical mosquito-borne disease caused by dengue virus (genus flavivirus).
  • It is mainly spread by the female Aedes aegypti mosquito.
  • There is no specific medicine available to treat dengue infection.
  • However, the dengue vaccine 'Dengvaxia' was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in the year 2019.
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