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Fresh cases of dengue in Rayagada

The administration claims that preventive measures are being taken to contain dengue but the fresh cases of the disease reported from Biranarayanpur village in Rayagada district on Saturday proves that the steps are not effective.

By Our Correspondent in Koraput
  • Published 18.06.18
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Koraput: The administration claims that preventive measures are being taken to contain dengue but the fresh cases of the disease reported from Biranarayanpur village in Rayagada district on Saturday proves that the steps are not effective.

Last week, five persons of the village were detected with the disease and treated at the village. An official said as a few villagers were down with fever, blood samples of at least eight villagers were sent to the district public health laboratory situated in SLM College and Hospital in Koraput. Samples of two persons were tested positive for the disease.

Sources said the villagers were panic-stricken after fresh cases of dengue was reported but the concerned authorities said the situation was under control.

"The affected persons are being treated and the situation is not alarming. All possible steps have been taken to ensure that the disease doesn't spread in other areas," said Rayagada district malaria officer B. L. N. Prusty.

"A mobile health unit has been stationed at the village and are treating the affected persons," Prusty said.

An official said the situation was not alarming and the disease has not spread in other areas.

"The situation is under control and we have launched a massive information, education and communication programme at the village. The villagers have been asked not to allow water to get stagnant at a particular place for a long time as it turns to be a breeding ground for aedes mosquitoes, the prime carrier of the disease," the officer said.