Navigation Links
Delhi Faces Threat of Brain Fever

More than 313 people in the capital have been suspected to contract meningococcemia, a potentially fatal brain infection. The condition is characterized by high fever// and turn out to be fatal, if not promptly attended to.

The acute brain fever is caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis, leading to inflammation of the blood vessels. Most commonly, the bacteria resides dormant in the upper respiratory tract, without causing any symptoms or illness. However, under certain circumstances, it can become active, leading to a sporadic incidence of meningococcemia, in the local community.

Those in close association with the affected individual such as family members and friends face an increased risk of contacting the highly infectious disease. The bacterium is transmitted through infected respiratory droplets.

The disease may be asymptomatic initially. As the infection progresses, signs of fever, red or purple rashes, anxiety and irritable behavior may be seen. If untreated, the brain may be affected, leading to altered level of consciousness and shock.

Treatment of the condition usually involves admission into the intensive care unit, followed by intensive monitoring. Intravenous fluids, antibiotic administration, breathing support and management of blood pressure may be required. The patient may also be required to be under isolation to prevent the transmission of the infection.

If untreated, it can lead to shock, bleeding disorders and kidney failure, eventually resulting in death. In some cases, the affected limbs may have to be amputated. This year, the outbreak is considered to be more severe, compared to the previous outbreak that had claimed the lives of nearly 20 people and infected 140 others.

According to official reports of the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, 268 cases have been documented so far and 38 other cases are currently being investigated. In view of the above s ituation, it is high time that the health authorities' take appropriate steps to keep the infection under control.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Hospital asked to Compensate Victim – Judgment by Delhi High Cour
2. Sharp Increase Of The Deadly Diseases In Delhi
3. Delhi Hospital Opens Up Avenues For Computer-Aided Knee Replacement
4. Dengue in Delhi – 26 Cases reported and 3 dea
5. Dengue fever in Delhi after the Monsoon
6. Delhi Government To Interlink All Major Hospitals Through e-Governance
7. Need for Psychotherapy for Delhi Blast Victims
8. British Scientists Doubt Delhi Doctor’s Stem Cell Claim
9. Wockhardt Group Plans Hospital In Delhi By End-2007
10. Delhi To Host International Women’s Congress From Nov 2
11. Good Response from Pregnant Women in Delhi for Free ART Therapy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/6/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 06, 2016 , ... Shark ... to announce the launch of a new DRTV campaign with Belly Bands. , Having ... tried everything from sprays to puppy pads and find nothing works, get Belly ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Steven Tonkinson, 36, of Coconut Grove, ... year since it started in 2003. This year, he ran all 26.2 miles with ... and NBA team the Miami Heat. , This Sunday, while many are watching the ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... availability of the company's lighter, sleeker next generation LYNX VR Indoor Trainer with ... , Improvements in design and manufacturing not only reduce the weight of the ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... setting the stage for new clinical and scientific initiatives have all marked the ... she was appointed President and CEO of the nation’s oldest cancer center, Candace ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... franchisees of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurants, launched the 14th annual “Appetite for a ... and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... , Feb. 5, 2016 Dehaier Medical ... or the "Company"), which develops, markets and sells ... China and international markets, ... which aims to concentrate the Company,s resources to ... respiratory business and to focus more on its ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 2016  Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC ), the ... to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced ... acquire a majority ownership interest in Dental Cremer S.A., ... Brazil . --> ... is the dental distribution business of Cremer S.A. With ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... DUBLIN , Feb. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... the addition of the "Global Obstetrics ... company profile to their offering. ... addition of the "Global Obstetrics Partnering ... company profile to their offering. --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: