Seven Dead in Maharashtra Due to Suspected Chikungunya

by Medindia Content Team on  July 17, 2006 at 5:42 PM Tropical Disease News
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Seven Dead in Maharashtra Due to Suspected Chikungunya
Seven people have died due to suspected chikungunya in three districts of Akola, Buldhana and Washim in Maharashtra, hospital sources said.
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While four patients died in Akot, two and one expired at Telhara and Ghuser respectively, they said. Many others were believed to have been suffering from the disease.

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However, the health department has said that the patients were suffering from some viral fever and not chikungunya.

The blood samples of the affected people have been sent to a laboratory in Pune and its report is awaited, health department sources added.

Source:PTI News
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It's unfortunate that, the once progressive state of Maharashtra, has to endure such health-related plague like CHIKV. 24 hour vigil is warranted, with NO LET UP IN HUMAN EFFORTS on a WAR FOOTING.

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