The S number and the state in the country are battling with the outbreak of dengue fever. According to reports, Uttar Pradesh is the most affected state by dengue. On Wednesday, 97 cases of dengue were reported in Prayagraj district of UP. Out of these 97 cases, at present around nine dengue patients are admitted in hospitals.
Kanpur Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Ashok Shukla said on Tuesday that there are 103 dengue cases across the district. According to a report released by the CMO, nine cases of dengue were reported in the district on Tuesday and out of the total 103 cases, 80 cases have been reported in rural areas of the district. The report further informed that on Tuesday, 206 and 1025 tests were conducted for dengue and malaria respectively across the district. Meanwhile, these days patients are making rounds of hospitals in Kanpur complaining of fever.
Recently, ICMR Director General Dr. Balram Bhargava informed that the D2 strain of dengue found in Mathura, Agra and Firozabad districts was lethal and can cause bleeding. According to experts, dengue virus serotype 2 is known to be the most virulent strain and can cause severe disease.
Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh informed that the state government is taking all possible steps to contain the outbreak of viral fever in the state. The minister informed that the government has noticed lapses in the functioning of the officials which is the main reason for the viral outbreak in the city.