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Palamur witnesses rising number of fever cases in Mahbubnagar

Palamur witnesses rising number of fever cases in MahbubnagarPalamur witnesses rising number of fever cases in Mahbubnagar
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The erstwhile Mahbubnagar district has been witnessing a heavy influx of patients in the hospitals for the past one month.

Mahbubnagar: The erstwhile Mahbubnagar district has been witnessing a heavy influx of patients in the hospitals for the past one month. The main reason for this increase is due to rise in number of fever cases across Nagarkurnool, Wanaparthy, Gadwal, Mahbubnagar and Narayanpet district.

According to statistics available with the District Medical and Health officials of Mahbubnagar in the past one month as many as 170 dengue cases have been registered in various parts of the district.

In addition to this there have been 15 confirmed cases of chikungunya, two cases of malaria and one case of Japanese Encephalitis in Mahbubnagar. "With sudden change in the climatic condition, there is a rise in the number of vector-borne diseases in Mahbubnagar. So far, we have registered 170 confirmed cases of dengue and 15 cases of chikungunya in the district.

As part of precautionary measures we have already conducted a district healthcare coordination meeting with all the medical officers from different PHCs, CHCs and Urban health centres and given them clear guidelines and instructions to deal with the situation effectively," said Dr Rajani, DMHO Mahbubnagar.

However, though there are no confirm cases of dengue, malaria in Wanaparthy, Nagarkurnool and Narayanpet district, there have been a few cases of dengue registered in Gadwal district. "In Wanaparthy, we have been on constant vigil.

Though there is a rise in number of people visiting government hospital for fever, there are no confirmed cases of dengue observed in the district," said a senior district official from Wanaparthy.

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