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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

India : Dengue grips three more

Via The Telegraph :

" Jamshedpur, Sept. 20: Three new cases in the last 24 hours pushed up the number of people suffering from dengue in the steel city to nine.

The disease, which claimed the life of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College and Hospital doctor B.M. Nayak last week, today afflicted one more doctor — orthopaedic Sanjay Kumar, who runs a private practice in Mango.

Kumar, who has been undergoing treatment for viral fever at the general ward of Tata Main Hospital for the last four days, tested positive for dengue today.

A three-member team of entomologists arrived from Ranchi this afternoon to supervise and assist the administrative machinery engaged in checking the spread of dengue in the slums and suburbs. The team will inspect the work of health department officials to determine whether the anti-mosquito drive was being carried out properly or not.

District malaria officer L.B.P. Singh said the entomologists would move around with health workers and collect samples of stagnant water from households across the city."

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