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Four dengue cases in Nanded, fever continues in Marathwada

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Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Mar 22 (UNI) Health authorities detected four cases of dengue in Nanded district and suspected an outbreak of the disease as well as 'Chiken Gunyia' in Latur, as the figure of affected people in all the eight districts of Marathwada rose to over 8,000 today.

Deputy Divisional Commissioner Dileep Shinde told reporters here today that according to the details made available by the health authorities, over 8,000 people from 77 villages in eight districts of Aurangabad division have been affected by dengue like fever during the past fortnight.

National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune, had confirmed four of the 18 samples sent by the health authorities in Nanded for the test of dengue.

These samples were sent from Jotegaon, Kushawadi and Manatha tehsils of Loha, Deglue and Hadgaon tehsil of Nanded district, Mr Shinde said.

He added that he was informed by the health authorities in Latur that around 200 of the 6,300 people in four districts -- Beed, Nanded, Latur and Osmanabad-- have fallen ill by the suspected diseases.

He said that there are about 1,996 people who have been affected by the dengue like fever in the four districts of Aurangabad, Jalna, Parbhani and Hingoli--in Aurangabad revenue division.

The health authorities have launched various preventive measures like cleanliness drive and fogging operation to control the spread of the fever, Mr Shinde said.

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