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Flood aftermath: Patna under the grip of dengue, other diseases

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Flood aftermath Patna

Cup of woes for the residents of Patna is yet to get over as they are trying to come to terms with the worst flood in recent times. The State capital is battling with mosquito borne diseases including dengue and chikungunya.

As per reports, as many as 900 cases of dengue have been recorded in the capital. Along with dengue, fresh cases of chikungunya have been also reported from the city.

Due to heavy downpour in September which continued for several weeks, Bihar faced one of the worst nightmares of flood with threat of mosquito-borne menace is looming large now.

Not only Patna, but several parts of the State are under the grip of mosquito-borne diseases. Though authorities are stating that efforts are being taken to tackle the menace, the diseases are yet to be controlled.

As many as 1,400 people are being treated for dengue in various hospitals across the State, report says.

On Sunday, Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey was quoted as saying by ANI, We have dedicated wards for dengue patients at all government hospitals. All preventive measures are being taken up to tackle the mosquito-borne menace.”

He also stated that ORS solutions and other relief materials are being provided to affected people and situation is under control.

Dengue and chikungunya are spread by the bite of Aedes aegypti mosquito. Initial symptoms of dengue include high fever and severe headache followed by joint and muscle pains, soaring of eyes, fatigue, nausea, vomiting among others.

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