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Woman diagnosed with dengue in Odisha

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013 - 12:37

Berhampur: Dengue scare resurfaced at Berhampur town in Odisha`s Ganjam district when a 25-year-old woman, suspected to be suffering from the vector-borne disease was admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital here.

The woman from Lanjipalli was admitted to the hospital yesterday after she tested positive for dengue at a private pathology lab. "The blood sample of the patient will be tested at microbiology department of MKCG to confirm the disease," said additional district medical officer (ADMO) L K Rath.
The woman was working in Bangalore and came to the town a week ago. "We suspect she might have contracted the disease there," the ADMO said.

She is undergoing treatment at the medicine ward. Her condition is stated to be stable, medical sources said. Last year, as many as 533 people were diagnosed with dengue in Ganjam district, official sources said.

"We have taken all precautionary measures to check the spread of dengue and malaria in the district," said district malaria officer (DMO) U S Mishra.
Worried over suspected resurfacing of dengue in the town, the health wing of Berhampur Municipal Corporation has started an operation for cleaning heaps of garbage accumulated at Lanjipalli.


First Published: Monday, June 24, 2013 - 12:37
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