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654 have been tested positive for dengue in Odisha along with one dying

The outbreak of dengue in different parts of Odisha has triggered panic among people with the number of affected people reaching 654 in the state, and one person dying of the mosquito-borne disease.

Written by Agencies |Published : July 12, 2016 9:28 AM IST

The outbreak of dengue in different parts of Odisha has triggered panic among people with the number of affected people reaching 654 in the state, and one person dying of the mosquito-borne disease. A total of 654 persons have tested positive so far while 128 persons are in hospitals, said an official on Monday. The infection which is spreading across the state, particularly in Keonjhar and Cuttack, claimed one life so far, the official added. We have made special wards in all three government colleges and hospitals to treat the dengue-infected persons.

Besides, several units of doctors have been formed to deal with the situation, said Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak. The Minister took a review meeting on the preparation and making special provision for treatment of patients in hospitals. He said a task force has been constituted to monitor the situation in the state.

There are many symptoms of the mosquito-borne disease like clinical high grade fever, joint and muscle pain, enlarged lymph nodes, pain in eyes, headache, sudden drop in platelet count, diarrhoea, rashes, extreme fatigue, low blood pressure, vomiting and bleeding gums. (Read: Symptoms of dengue you should know)

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To recover from dengue, start your day with a fruit. Eat easy-to digest foods for breakfast, take medications on time, stay hydrated, avoid junk food, eat a healthy dinner before 8 pm and most importantly take sufficient rest. (Read: 10 step guide for speedy recovery from dengue)

Source: IANS

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