Yet another dengue patient from Kalinga Nagar area of Odisha's Jajpur district died at the SCB Medical College and Hospital here today taking the toll in the disease in the hospital to seven in past three months.
At least one person has so far died and 55 others tested positive to dengue virus this year following which the Odisha government made provision of free blood test in three state-run medical college hospitals and seven other places, official sources said Wednesday.
Stick together; don`t accept drinks from strangers; don`t visit favelas -- and don`t forget the mosquito repellent. That`s just some of the consular advice being offered to foreign football fans heading to the World Cup in Brazil next month.
Simple preventive measures like improving access to safe drinking water, proper sanitation facilities and checking growth of pathogens like mosquitoes and sand flies can control vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria, experts said Monday.