Odisha records second dengue death in Cuttack

Patients suffering from cold attending a medical camp for a check-up at Bardol in Bargarh on Friday | Express

So far, 84 patients have tested positive for the disease in the state, with 13 cases reported on Thursday.

The vector-borne disease claimed another life at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack today taking the total death toll in Odisha in the current season to two. "The Health department has been taking adequate measures to create awareness on the killer ailment". More than 100 people have been affected by swine flu, while around 370 people are suffering from dengue.

"There is no need to panic even though other parts of the country have reported spurt in positive cases and casualties". Meherda who has also reviewed dengue incidence said the number of people afflicted by this was less than the figures reported past year, when eight people had died of the malaise. But more swine flu suspected patients are found in city.

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Meanwhile, two deaths were reported due to dengue in the state.

The number is far less than past year when eight people had died of dengue while almost 4,000 positive cases were reported, he added.

The health secretary had earlier inspected the SCB Medical College and Hospital at Cuttack and Capital Hospital at Bhubaneswar to see the arrangements made for patients. On Sunday a total of 28 samples from different hospitals across the state were sent for test.

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