Two more children tested positive for dengue at the Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) in Madurai on Thursday.
Sources said Umar Faizer (4), son of Feroz Khan, and Vaishnavi (7), daughter of Selvam, both from Villapuram area of the city, tested positive for dengue and were being treated at the hospital. Umar Faizer had visited Thenkasi recently. Since then, the boy had been suffering from fever.
Two other persons, Dinesh Kumar of Sellur and Ayesha Banu of Goripalayam, who had tested positive for dengue earlier, were also under treatment. Doctors said that all the dengue-infected patients were recovering well and nobody was critical.
V Subramanian, City Health Officer, said that intensive precautionary measures to control the spread of dengue in the city have been taken. Abate application, fogging and clearance of stagnated water in the Villapuram area have been carried out.
“I have visited the area with a medical team and screened the people for symptoms of dengue. We have improving general sanitation of the area. Health education is being provided for the people,” he added.
Most of the dengue-infected persons in Madurai had visited the dengue-ravaged districts of Tirunelveli and Ramanathapuram, the officer said.