Dengue outbreak: Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur reports 103 dengue cases

S number og states in the country are grappling with an outbreak of dengue fever. As per reports, Uttar Pradesh is the worst-affected state from dengue. On Wednesday, UP’s  Prayagraj district reported 97 cases of dengue, thus far. Out of these 97 cases, around nine dengue patients were admitted to hospitals at present.

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Kanpur Dr. Ashok Shukla on Tuesday informed that there are 103 cases of dengue across the district. As per a report released by the CMO, the district reported nine dengue cases on Tuesday and out of the total 103 cases, 80 cases have been reported in the rural areas of the district. The report further showed that 206 and 1025 tests were conducted for dengue and malaria respectively across the district on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the patients have been visiting hospitals in Kanpur with complaints of fever these days.

Of late, ICMR Director-General Dr. Balram Bhargava informed that a D2 strain of dengue,  found in Mathura, Agra, and Firozabad districts, was fatal and might cause hemorrhaging. According to experts, dengue virus serotype 2 is known to be the most virulent strain and can cause severity in disease.

Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh informed that the state government is taking all the possible steps to curb the outbreak of viral fever in the state. The minister informed that the government has noticed the loopholes in the working of the officials which is the main reason for the viral outbreak in the city.

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