At least 42 people died of viral fever, malaria and dengue in over 82 villages in the district in the last one month, officials said on Saturday.
Of the 82 villages affected by the water-borne diseases, 42 are worst-hit, District Magistrate Saroj Tiwari said.
The DM said the district authorities are taking all measures to control the diseases widely spread in the area and have rushed medical staff and medicines in the affected villages.
He said all the patients are being tested for malaria and the Chief Medical Officer has also been directed to buy the dengue testing kit.
All those patients who are in serious condition are being shifted to hospitals in Kanpur.