Four new dengue cases, including a seven-year-old child from Sellur near here, have been admitted to the Government Rajaji Hospital including on Saturday.
Prithika (7), daughter of Pandeeswari of Sellur, was admitted to the Institute of Child Health and Research Centre at the Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai, on Friday with symptoms of dengue. The doctors sent her blood samples to the Madurai Medical College for analysis, said a hospital official.
V Subramanian, City Health Officer, said that she tested positive for dengue and intense treatment was being given to her. “I immediately visited the child’s home and checked the area. We tried to track the past movement of the child, but could not contact the child’s parents. We have started initiating dengue prevention measures in the area,” the officer said.
Recently, two dengue positive cases have been reported from the city. While one child Bargana died of dengue, the other recovered from the disease.
Both the children had visited dengue prone areas — Kadayanallur and Sayalkudi respectively.
But in this case, the health officials were trying to trace the past movements of the child, the officer added.
Two children from Virudhunagar district and one child from Dindigul district, who were admitted to Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai on Friday, also tested positive for the killer fever on Saturday.