Itanagar: Seven persons have been tested positive for dengue at Pasighat in East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, an official said today.
The cases have been detected through ELISA test at the District Priority Laboratory (DPL) of General Hospital, state epidemiologist Dr L Jampa said.
The report was provided by the District Surveillance Unit of IDSP (Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme), Pasighat, to the state surveillance unit, Jampa said in a statement here.
To combat the situation, the Director of Health Services has immediately instructed the NVBDCP (National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme) division to send a team to investigate the situation and to prevent further spread of the disease, he said.
Outbreak of Dengue was reported from Pasighat for the first time during 2012 and subsequently it had been also detected in East Siang, Papum Pare, West Siang and Upper Siang districts where a total of 346 cases were detected.
There is no dengue death reported in the state so far, Jampa said.