Dengue on Rise, over 300 cases in Ganjam

TNI Bureau: The number of dengue cases in Ganjam district has jumped to 368 after detection of the six cases of medical students in the MKCG Medical College and Hospital campus in Ganjam district. All of them have tested positive for dengue.

Out of these six students, while four students have been discharged after treatment, another student was undergoing treatment in dengue ward and his condition is stable. Also, nine more suspected dengue patients were admitted in the medical college from Ganjam district and out of them five tested positive for dengue.

According to official figures, the number of confirmed dengue positive cases in Ganjam district till last Friday was 1263. As per reports, out of the 30 districts in the state, Balasore and Ganjam are among the top to have maximum cases of Dengue. Even now both the districts are reporting high incidence of the disease. The two districts account for around 800 cases, around 400 each, followed by Angul at around 90 and Khurda at 50.

About the reason of these high cases of dengue, it is believed that while Balasore is expected to import the disease from West Bengal, Ganjam is expected to import the disease from Andhra Pradesh.

Medical College authorities of the MKCG have taken steps to clean the campus in collaboration with the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BMC) after outbreak of the disease.  Accordingly,  Anti-mosquito drive was also launched in the campus and all people there have been advised not to throw their waste stuffs here and there rather in a dustbin.

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