After flood, Dengue grips Bihar with 1400 registered cases
Patna : Days after flood threw life out of gear in Bihar, Dengue is now gripping the state with 1400 cases being already registered in the hospitals. There is a sharp increase in over 1,000 cases in Patna alone in the past five days as the state is battling with the deadly disease after the deadly calamity.
According to a report 20 per cent of the affected people are below the age of 17 years.
The health ministry has also issued an advisory to schools saying, students must wear full-sleeved clothes and use the anti-mosquito spray in classrooms.
The threat of dengue becomes large as a major section of the state is still inundated with floodwater. Patna, which was worst affected by the flood for more than 10 days, has been dealing with the dengue cases. According to reports, over 250 cases were registered in Patna alone in 10 days time.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad paid a visit to the patients on October 9. "I am here to take stock of health services after the floodwater receded. There were 119 cases of dengue in the hospital, of which 16 are still here. Centre and state are working together to control the outbreak of diseases," he was quoted as saying by ANI.