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.

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.

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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