50 new dengue cases in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, July 30 : Authorities Tuesday confirmed 50 new cases of dengue in Odisha.

The total number of people suffering from the mosquito-borne disease in the state has gone up to 318 this year.

While the maximum 35 cases have been reported from Cuttack, 26 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar, nine cases have been found in Khordha district, an official at the state health control room told IANS.

The remaining cases are from the districts of Angul, Keonjhar, Nayagarh and Puri. No death due to dengue has been reported in the state, he pointed out.

The disease has affected Cuttack district most as 222 people, including the latest 35 patients, have tested positive, he said.

As many as 90 patients are undergoing treatment at the Sriram Chandra Bhanja (SCB) Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. Of them, two are in the intensive care unit, he said.

The state government has set up special dengue wards, one each at Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar and at the SCB in Cuttack, to treat the patients.

--IANS (Posted on 30-07-2013)

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