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No respite from dengue sting as positive cases witness a spike

No respite from dengue sting as positive cases witness a spike
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There is no respite from dengue fever as positive cases continue to increase across the State.

Hyderabad: There is no respite from dengue fever as positive cases continue to increase across the State. A 35-year-old man from Petbasheerabad, Qutbullapur died of dengue fever while undergoing treatment at a corporate hospital on Tuesday.

According to hospital authorities, B Praveen Kumar, who was admitted on September 9 died of dengue hemorrhagic fever with shock, severe metabolic acidosis on Tuesday.

Even as government announced that they are taking proactive measures to control spread of viral fevers and water borne diseases, the spiralling of dengue cases is a worrying sign.

As many as 500 new positive cases were reported in two days (Monday and Tuesday). If we look at positive cases in September alone, the number has crossed almost 1,750 in all districts.

According to official reports, the dengue virus effect is prominent in GHMC limits including Hyderabad and Medchal districts where positive cases are being reported very regularly from last few weeks.

While the entire GHMC machinery is on the field right from Mayor and Commissioner to other officials in circles taking up sanitation and awareness initiatives, Health Minister Eatala Rajender is on a tour of various districts that are most impacted by dengue.

On Tuesday, he toured Suryapet, Khammam and Bhadradri Kothagudam districts and held a review with district officials to control spread of fever.

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