Munger: Six people die, 1056 taken ill due to dengue
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Last Updated: Friday, October 08, 2010, 18:05
  
Munger: Six people have died and 1056 others taken ill due to an outbreak of dengue in Bihar's Munger district, a health official said on Friday.

Six people died and 1056 others taken ill and reported positive with symptoms of the fever in past one month, Sadar hospital civil surgeon Mukesh Kumar told agency here.

The blood samples of about 2,600 people were tested for symptoms of dengue fever, and 1,056 were tested positive, he said.

The district health official, however, admitted that the toll could be higher as many others patients might have died due to dengue in nursing homes in the town or elsewhere in the state and the cause of death not officially recorded.

Unconfirmed reports put the toll due to the outbreak to 32.

The municipal authorities were carrying out cleanliness drive and fogging in areas suspected to be breeding of the mosquito larvae responsible for the spread of the sting-borne disease, district malaria officer Ataul Rahman said.

Member of dengue awareness programme Dr. Arvind Kumar Singh said dengue fever will be contained soon in a natural manner as the aedes mosquito, the carrier of the haemorrhagic fever, vanishes following drop in temperature due to seasonal change.

PTI


First Published: Friday, October 08, 2010, 18:05


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