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Dengue spreads its fangs in Bihar

With 4 cases already reported in state, the administration is gearing up to take immediate steps to check its spread.

india Updated: Oct 07, 2006 16:49 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

Four suspected dengue cases have been reported in Bihar and the administration is gearing up to take immediate steps to check the spread of the deadly virus.

While one suspected case was reported from state capital Patna on Tuesday, three were reported in Biharsharif in Nalanda district, around 100 km from here.

"A patient was referred to the hospital with initial symptoms of dengue but it is yet to be confirmed," said Vijay Prakash, head of the medicine department at the Patna Medical College and Hospital.

The patient's medical examination report is awaited and the doctor said there was no need to panic.

In order to arrest the spread of the disease, the state government has directed the city municipal officials to clean garbage heaps and keep a check on stagnation of water to prevent breeding of mosquitoes.

Health Department officials said there was an increased threat of dengue spreading in the state due to migrant labourers from dengue-hit places like Delhi and Uttar Pradesh visiting their native villages for the upcoming Diwali and Chath festivals.

First Published: Oct 04, 2006 12:10 IST