Chennai

Apprehension over fever allayed

Analysis of samples lifted from people with fever in the State has shown that some people have chikungunya and/or dengue and that it is not Ross river fever or Murray Valley fever as speculated in some sections.

At a review meeting chaired by Chief Secretary K.S.Sripathi and in which the Health Secretary, Chennai Corporation Commissioner and the Director of Public Health, among others, participated, it was stated that mosquito control measures were in full swing. It was noted that 2,18,867 cases of fever had been reported from the State in January, down from 2,93,261 cases in December last year. The reduction in cases had been attributed to the intensive mosquito-control measures taken by the government. Teams from Central institutes including the National Institute of Virology, Pune, had taken samples and an analysis of the samples had shown that some people had chikungunya along with dengue.

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