Special Correspondent

Medial team sent to Appanur, Therkkukottai, Punavasal

RAMANATHAPURAM: Two persons including a constable died of the mysterious fever in two villages near Mudukulathur.

They were S. Hari (7) of Therkkukottai and K. Muthuramalingam (23) of Appanur.

Though there was no exact cause of death, the officials said both had the symptoms of severe fever.

While Hari died a few days ago after getting treatment with a siddha doctor, Muthuramalingam, a constable, died after visiting a few private doctors in Paramakudi and Madurai recently.

R. Malathi, Deputy Director, Health, Paramakudi said that a medial team had been sent to Appanur, Therkkukottai, Punavasal and other areas, where several persons were affected with the fever.

Blood samples

Blood samples were collected and sent to a government laboratory at Hosur to find out the nature of fever cases.

Five persons were tested positive for typhoid in Therkkukottai.

A few persons were affected with typhoid in Appanur.

The results of other blood samples were expected anytime.

She said intensive fogging had been carried out in and around the affected villages.

Medical officers and others working in Primary Health Centres were directed to closely monitor the fewer cases.

Preventive measures

Preventive measures were taken to control fever.

Collector T.N. Hariharan said necessary details were sought from the authorities concerned over the death of two persons.

Health authorities were asked to visit the affected areas immediately upon receiving inputs over fever or other cases.