Panic has gripped Deori tehsil and nearby areas in Sagar district where around 65-70 people have been diagnosed with dengue in the last two months and three people have succumbed to the disease. Around 100 villages coming under the Deori tehsil and in nearby areas have been affected.
Most of the patients are undergoing treatment at hospitals in Jabalpur, Narsinghpur and Nagpur. On July 6, a teenager Abhishek Yadav, 18, had died in Sara village while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Jabalpur.
Besides two children of Simariya village also died of dengue during treatment at Bhopal and Narsinghpur hospitals respectively. Villages from where maximum dengue cases have been reported include Sara, Khakariya, Richai, Simariya, Samnapur Sahju, Sagra, Dobhi and Bhaisala.