Odisha reports 10 new cases of dengue

Bhubaneswar, July 18 (IANS) Authorities in Odisha Thursday confirmed 10 new cases of dengue fever, taking the total number of those suffering from the mosquito-borne disease in the state to 31 this year.

However, there has been no report of any death due to the deadly fever, an official of the state health control room told IANS.

Of the 10 new cases, nine have been reported from Cuttack district while one case has been reported from Mayurbhanj district, the official said.

In Cuttack district, five men and four women have been affected by dengue. A special ward for them has been set up at the Sriram Chandra Bhanja (SCB) Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack city, around 25 km from here.

While one woman patient is 75 years old, others are between the age group of 20-40 years, the official said.

A special sanitation drive has also been launched in the affected areas to check the spread of the disease, he said.

Updated Date: Jul 19, 2013 05:15 AM

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