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First dengue case in Orissa: Govt rush Rapid Response Team

Written by: Staff

Bhubaneswar, Oct 23 (UNI) The Orissa government today rushed two Epidemic Rapid Response (ERP) to Angul and Dhenkanal districts in the wake of first dengue case detected from the blood sample of a CISF jawan posted at Talcher.

State Health Secretary Chinmay Basu confirmed that the blood sample of CISF Jawan Suresh Kumar working at Talcher super Thermal Power plant has been found positive for dengue.

A report from Angul quoting the Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) Khageswar Behera also confirmed that the CISF Jawan was suffering from dengue.

He told UNI that Suesh Kumar developed high fever on October 16 at Kaniha plant site. He was rushed to the NTPC hospital. However, his condition did not improve and he was later referred to a private Hospital in Bhubaneswar. His blood sample was sent to Delhi for dengue confirmation which turned out to be positive for both IG-G and IG-M.

The Angul district administration has sent a medical team to Kaniha. A high level team from Cuttack is also rushing to there.

Official sources said the Epidemic Rapid Response Team comprising experts would conduct a door-to -door survey in Kaniha and other areas of Angul and Dhenkanal district to find out if there were any move cases suspected of dengue.

The Angul district administration has been asked to take all precautions to handle the situation.


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