Berhampur: Altogether 200 dengue cases have been reported in Odisha, health officials said today but claimed that it was not spreading in an epidemic form.
"The disease is not spreading like an epidemic. Dengue cases are reported in sporadic manner," Director of Health services Dr Tibikram Panda said here.
Panda and the Joint Director Health and in-charge of vector borne disease Dr Nirmala Kumari Dei visited Ganjam district, worst affected by dengue.
“Besides reviewing the anti-larva measures taken by the district administration to prevent dengue, the health officers also visited several areas, including Berhmpur town.” The Health Director said while 200 cases were reported from different districts in the state by September 10, 108 of them were confirmed cases.
He said the highest numbers of dengue cases were reported from Ganjam district.
The government has taken several anti-dengue measures involving other department officials to prevent the spread of the disease, said the Health Joint Director.
"The people should be made aware about the cause of the spread of dengue and the necessary steps to prevent it," she added.