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Visakhapatnam, November 16, 2005
The high incidence of Dengue disease caused due to mosquitoes in and around the city has forced authorities to press panic button. There are several patients complaining of fever and acute pains in the joints and getting admitted to various hospitals. It is very difficult to find out the exact number of patients suffering from dengue. AS Raja Blood Bank and KGH Blood Bank the only two blood banks supplying platelets are getting requisition for supply of platelets to at least forty patients a day.
A senior health official said that they were taking all steps to contain dengue, malaria and other vector borne diseases in the city by undertaking a massive sanitation. According to the KGH Superintendent M.Ganeswararao said more cases are reported this time because they got the kits to conduct dengue positive tests since the last few months. He confirmed that there were three deaths due to dengue.
He said that the symptoms of dengue are that the patients who will be suffering fever, headache, pain in abdomen, severe red patches/rash on body should immediately rush to a referral hospital.
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