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26 fresh dengue cases; govt confirms two deaths

TWENTY-SIX FRESH dengue cases came to light in the State on Tuesday. With this, the number of dengue patients went up to 259. The government confirmed two deaths in the State capital.

india Updated: Oct 11, 2006 01:22 IST

TWENTY-SIX FRESH dengue cases came to light in the State on Tuesday. With this, the number of dengue patients went up to 259. The government confirmed two deaths in the State capital. 

Six-year-old Vishal of Gosainganj died on October 4 and five-year-old Sarori of Aishbagh passed away last month. The Statewide official toll now stands at eight. The State Government claimed it had initiated effective measures to control the disease.

Director, Communicable Diseases, Dr OP Pathak gave a break-up of the fresh cases: Lucknow (6), Agra (3), Allahabad (2), Ghaziabad (4), Gautam Buddhanagar (5), Varanasi (2), Bijnore (1) and Rae Bareli (3).

Almost 50 dengue cases have come to light in the State capital so far.  Dr Pathak said the government was initiating measures to treat patients free of charge . He said anyone with high fever must immediately rush to a government hospital for a check-up.

On the other hand, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court directed the State Government to submit a detailed report by October 12. The court said the report should detail the government’s measures to check the disease. 

Chikunguniya cases

A MEDICAL team found suspected chikunguniya patients in the Old City areas on Tuesday. Chief medical officer KK Singh, who led the team, asked officials to collect blood samples and send them to the SGPGIMS for tests.

Dengu death in Kanpur

A 4-year-old boy died of dengue at the Kanpur Medical Centre here on tuesday. Now the total number of dengue deaths as reported from various quarters in the city has gone up to three till date.  Though the KMC doctors have confirmed the death due to dengue, neither the  administration nor the health department was ready to admit it. They, however, have started accepting that there are dengue cases in the city.