Bhubaneswar: Dengue has claimed two lives
and affected 29 others in Orissa, official sources said on Sunday.
While Bunesh Samanta (34) of Nuahata village died at a
private hospital here, Narahari Pradhan (32) of Langarakata
died at Talcher yesterday, the sources said.
Both the victims were working in the collieries of
Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd in Angul district.
As more people complained of dengue like symptoms, 50
more blood samples were collected from Angul distrct and sent
to the SCB Medical College Hospital at Cuttack.
Altogether 29 of the 42 samples of patients sent to
the hospital earlier were found to be dengue cases, head of
the Microbiology department, Nirupama Chayini said.
Out of the samples tested positive for dengue, 23 were
from Angul district and three each from Sundargarh and
Mayurbhanj, she said.