Dengue death toll in Munger at six; 518 more test positive

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 18:57

Munger: Six people have died so
far due to the outbreak of dengue in Munger district, while
518 others have tested positive, official sources said today.

Unofficial sources have, however, claimed that the
number of casualties due to suspected mosquito-bred fever
stands at 27.

As many as 518 out of 1361 people diagnosed for
symptoms of the dengue fever have tested positive, officials
said.

Hospital authorities are hamstrung in providing
specialised treatment to the affected due to the
unavailability of kits for transfusing platelets to patients,
civil surgeon Mukesh Kumar complained.

Dr Arvind Kumar, who is supervising the dengue
awareness campaign, expressed hope that the disease will be
eliminated automatically soon as the mosquitoes responsible
for outbreak of the fever generally slip into hibernation
around this period of the year.

Meanwhile, district magistrate Abhijit Kumar Sinha has
ordered the municipal authorities to carry out fogging in the
town in order to keep the dengue at bay.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 18:57

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