Staff Reporter

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Three cases of dengue fever have been reported from the Vamanapuram area on Sunday leading the Health Department to initiate measures to seek out and destroy ‘at source’ the mosquito that spreads the disease.

Officials are trying to ascertain whether the three cases are an indication of a widespread outbreak of the disease in the area. District Medical Officer N. Sreedhar said the department had geared up to tackle the situation at Vamanapuram. A number of cases of fever, particularly in children, were reported from the Neyyattinkara Taluk Hospital, Dr. Sreedhar said.