Epidemic outburst: Dengue cases soar to 1,547 in Odisha

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Dengue cases soar to 1,547 in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Sep 16: Nearly 1,547 people in Odisha have been infected with the mosquito-borne dengue this year, and 60 more cases have been reported in the state in last two days, an official said here Tuesday.

A majority of the cases detected in the last two days were from the coastal Jajpur district, the official told IANS. Four people have so far died from dengue, he added.

Over 100 people were currently undergoing treatment in various hospitals, he said.

An awareness drive has been launched in the worst-hit Jajpur district where 622 cases have been reported this year so far, he said.

More than 300 of these cases are from the Kalinganagar industrial complex area where Tata Steel is building a 6,000,000 tonne per annum capacity steel plant, he said.

"We are proactively working in collaboration with the district administration as well as the government agencies to ensure hygienic and safe conditions for the dwelling population in their work place and settlements," the Tata Steel said in a statement.

IANS

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