RAYAGADA: With two persons of Sirijholi village under Gunupur block in the district affected by dengue, panic gripped the village on Sunday.
Last month, several persons of the village suffered from fever. As the local doctors failed to confirm the cause of fever, the district health department sent a team who collected blood samples from the affected persons and forwarded those to MKCG medical college and hospital for examination. Out of 19 samples tested at pathology and microbiology department of the hospital, three were found to have dengue virus. After treatment, three affected persons recovered.
Last week, some more persons again suffered from fever and two of them G Nandini (18) and Bhairab Gouda (25) tested dengue positive. They were admitted to MKCG medical on Sunday.
20 Affected by Diarrhoea
Berhampur: As many as 20 persons were affected by diarrhoea in Rajpur village under Digapahandi block of Ganjam district. While eight affected persons were admitted to Digapahandi community health centre, the rest are being treated at private nursing homes.
On being informed, a team from the district health office went to the village on Sunday. They distributed medicines and advised the villagers to consume boiled water.
The team suspected that after rain, the water bodies had become contaminated and the villagers were using the same water leading to the disease. The team also applied disinfectants in the ponds and open wells in the village and claimed that the situation was under control.