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Over 350 cases of dengue reported in Odisha

Oct 14, 2012 14:57 IST

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Berhampur (Odisha): At least six medical medical students of MKCG Medical College and Hospital campus in Odisha's Ganjam district have tested positive for dengue.

With this, the number of dengue cases in Ganjam district has jumped to 368, district malaria officer U K Mishra said.  "The condition of a third year student of the medical college was critical. He is admitted at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for treatment of dengue," superintendent of the medical college and hospital A K Behera said.

Representational image. Reuters.

While four other students have been discharged after treatment, another student was undergoing treatment in dengue ward and his condition is stable, he said.

Nine more suspected dengue patients were admitted in the medical college from Ganjam district. Of them five tested positive for dengue, he said.   Medical College authorities in collaboration with the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BMC) have taken steps to clean the campus after outbreak of the disease.

Anti-mosquito drive was also launched in the campus. “We have advised the hostel inmates not to throw disposable cups and pots here and there. These should be thrown only in the dustbins,” Behera said.

PTI