Kerala

55 dengue deaths in Kerala in 3 years

As many as 55 persons have died of dengue fever in the State since May 2011 and 13,883 cases of dengue had been reported from the 14 districts till June this year.

The highest of 10 deaths and 7,760 dengue cases had been reported from May, 2011 to May, 2014 had been reported from the capital district. Surprisingly, no deaths had been reported from Kozhikode and Wayanad though 310 and 104 dengue cases had been reported respectively from the two districts during this period.

The number of dengue cases and deaths due to dengue fever was on the rise in Thiruvananthapuram since May 2011. But no death due to dengue fever had been reported in 2014 up to June although 410 dengue cases had been reported.

In May-December 2011, the capital district recorded only one death due to dengue fever and 711 cases. Dengue fever claimed 4 deaths during January-December 2012 while 2,447 cases were reported. In January-May 2013, five deaths due to dengue fever and 4,192 cases were reported from the district.

As many as 7 deaths due to dengue fever and 1,088 dengue cases were reported in the State during May-December 2011. In the12 months of 2012, there were 16 deaths and 4,056 cases. In the January-May 2013 period, there were 29 deaths and 7,938 dengue cases.

In 2014, three deaths due to dengue fever and 801 dengue cases had been reported till June. The deaths due to dengue fever this calendar year had been reported from Kollam, Idukki and Thrissur districts.

Providing the details in the Assembly on Tuesday in reply to a question by K. Radhakrishnan, Minister for Health V. S. Sivakumar said an action plan chalked out by the Health department to check the dengue fever is going on in the State as per schedule from January. Other departments are assisting in the effort, he said.

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