Munger: Six people die, 1056 taken ill due to dengue

Last Updated: Friday, October 8, 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 8, 2010 - 18:05

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