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Thursday, June 3, 2010

India : Pre-monsoon diseases on the rise in Alappuzha

Via The Hindu :

" ALAPPUZHA : Even as the south-west monsoon is playing hide and seek with the State, seasonal contagious diseases have started making their presence felt across the district.

While health authorities insist that there is nothing yet to worry about, they agree that precautionary measures have been set into motion. K.M. Sirabudin, District Medical Officer, said a campaign against vector-borne and viral diseases, with focus on dengue, Leptospirosis (rat fever) and jaundice was already on.

The public had been asked to observe at least one dry day a week, making sure that there were no avenues for mosquitoes to breed with steps being taken to avoid stagnation of water in any form around the house.

Fogging operations too were being undertaken in most areas, with special focus in four wards in the Kayamkulam municipality, from where six suspected of cases of dengue were reported recently.

Dengue cases

Of these, one had been confirmed and the patient was out of danger, Mr. Sirabudin, who visited the area on Wednesday, told The Hindu."

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