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Madhya Pradesh: Three kids die of dengue in Morena, 90 more cases detected

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Salka Pai | Updated on: 25 Oct 2018, 08:35:19 PM
Madhya Pradesh: Three kids die of dengue in Morena, 90 more cases detected

New Delhi:

Dengue has claimed three lives, all under the aged of 15, in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena district in last one week, an official said on Thursday.

More than 90 people has been diagnosed with the vector-borne disease this season, the official said.

According to official report, at least 50 people suffering from Dengue were undergoing treatment at different hospitals outside the district.

“An eight-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy while undergoing treatment at different hospitals in the national capital,” Morena district malaria officer Dr Harendra Singh told PTI.

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“Another 15-year-old boy was succumbed at a medical facility at Mathura in Uttar Pradesh,” Dr Singh said.

Family members were rushing patients to private hospitals following a decline in their blood platelets count, he said.

To prevent further outbreak, as sources said, mosquito fogging was being done in areas where dengue cases had come to light and adequate arrangements were made at government-run hospitals in the district to treat the patients.

Besides, doctors have advised people to take all precautions like wearing full-sleeves and not allowing the breeding of mosquito larvae inside their homes.

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What is Dengue?

Dengue is a viral infection spread by the mosquito Aedes Aezypti popularly known as Tiger Mosquito. The symptoms of the disease are persistent high fever, rashes, headache and pain in the joints. In the acute cases, the platelets number decreases drastically which may prove fatal for the patient.

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First Published : 25 Oct 2018, 08:34:53 PM