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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 Dengue positive .

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 severe fever on October 16 at Kaniha plant site. He was rushed to the NTPC hospital where he could not be cured of the fever till October 20.

The CISF jawan was then referred to a private Hospital in Bhubaneswar from where his blood sample was sent to Delhi for Dengue confirmation and it turned out to be positive for both IG-G and IG-M today.

The Angul district administration had sent a medical team to Kaniha to find out the presence of killer mosquito but. A high level team from Cuttack is rushing to Kaniha to detect the mosquito.

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 whether any other had been suffering from suspected dengue.

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


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