Southern States Health Ministers To Discuss Ways To Stop Chikungunya

by Medindia Content Team on  July 19, 2006 at 8:09 PM Indian Health News   - G J E 4
Southern States Health Ministers To Discuss Ways To Stop Chikungunya
Health Ministers of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra are to meet in Bangalore next month to discuss ways to stop the rapid spread of Chikungunya. The disease has ravaged the four states and has infected lakhs of people in the biggest occurrence after it came to India through Kolkata in 1954-55.

Andhra Pradesh Health Minister K. Rosaiah said Madhya Pradesh is also likely to send in a representative at the meeting. Chikungunya was confined to Kadapa, Kurnool, Nalgonda and Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh after starting in December 2005. But it spread rapidly to the surrounding areas and currently chikungunya has been reported in 1,408 villages.

Chikungunya causes fever, severe joint pains and swelling of legs and causes a lot of problems to infected people. Around four lakh cases are reported from Karnataka.

Teams from the Central Health Ministry and Directorate of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme have visited the state, but there is no sign of controlling the disease.


Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions
I got fever few 8 days ago(in my city mostly having viral flu or chikungunya).now i don't have fever but i feel weakness,eyes become heavy.. should i take glucose trip?. or some energetic tonic if yes pls. suggest me.
guest Sunday, September 10, 2006

You May Also Like

View All