No let-up in fever cases in Kerala

The fever situation in the state continues to be grave with more people falling prey to dengue and other fevers.

Published: 21st June 2017 02:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st June 2017 08:00 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The fever situation in the state continues to be grave with more people falling prey to dengue and other fevers. As per official figures, one person died of leptospirosis in Kozhikode district and one died of dengue in Thiruvananthapuram district on Tuesday.

The day also saw an increase in dengue cases with 933 suspected cases and 170 confirmed cases in the state. While 21,000 fever cases were reported, 31 people were reported to have leptospirosis. According to the DHS figures, 56 chicken pox, 15 H1N1 and six malaria cases were reported on Tuesday from across the state.

Among the districts, Thiruvananthapurm continued to be on top of the fever chart with more than 3,500 people falling sick. As far as dengue is concerned, as many as 378 suspected and 86 confirmed cases was reported. Palakkad is next in line of dengue cases with 119 cases reported.

With fever cases on the rise, Director of Health Services R L Saritha said preventive activities have been strengthened with the cooperation local bodies and NGOs.

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