Navigation Links
More than 50,000 Affected by Chikangunya Fever in Madhya Pradesh

Chikangunya, a relatively rare form of mosquito-transmitted viral fever, has assumed epidemic proportions in Madhya Pradesh with about two dozen dead// and 50,000 infected in half a dozen districts, said health department officials.

About 35,000 people are suffering from the disease in Betul district alone where 12 people have died. Another 13 people have succumbed to the fever in Chhindwara. Sagar, Khargone and Burhanpur are the other areas affected.

The chikangunya virus is transmitted by the aedes aegypti mosquito and the government is taking "full precautions and teaching people how to prevent the spread of the disease", said Burhanpur Chief Medical Officer J.S. Awasiya.

Chikangunya's typical symptoms are high fever up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit with a sudden onset of flu-like symptoms, including severe headaches, chills, nausea, vomit and joint pain.

Most patients recover within three to five days though some can suffer from joint pain for months. Children may display neurological symptoms, said a doctor.

The spread of the disease, first reported in Maharashtra in 1965, is alarming as it can lead to an outbreak of the deadly dengue fever.

Chikangunya may have entered Madhya Pradesh two months ago through villages in Betul district bordering Maharashtra, officials said.

Admitting that Chhindwara, Badwani and Burhanpur were affected with the fever, state Health Minister Ajay Vishnoi said: "But the intensity of the disease is decreasing as the health department and district authorities are working round the clock to destroy the larvae of this mosquito. The situation is under control."

He said the government has is yet to confirm whether the deaths were due to chikangunya or some other viral fever.

(Source: IANS)
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Chinese Woman Hoodwinks Hospital with Fake Passport avails $50,000 worth treatment
2. WHO Says Toronto Going Back on SARS-Affected List
3. Women Worse Affected By Chronic Cough
4. Thinking Could Be Affected Due To Hormone Therapy
5. Stop Watching TV: Toddler Development Affected
6. Children With Facial Anomalies Are Affected By Parental Tensions
7. Liver Adversely Affected By A Diet High In Fat
8. UN Calls For More Funds For Earthquake Affected
9. Export Of Ayurvedic Medicines Affected Due To High Heavy Metal Content
10. US Pigs Could Be Affected In Event Of Bird Flu
11. Tourism Industry Affected By Bird Flu
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media Slicing Effect ... videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers in ProSlice Levels ... , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. FCPX ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can ... Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey ... cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... City, Oklahoma (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 ... ... helping both athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic ... the Oklahoma City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Marne, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... awareness about the dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, ... for individuals who are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited to ... Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. Comfort ... quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... 26, 2016 Story Highlights: ... models within the health care industry is causing providers ... , Deloitte offers a suite of solutions for ... impacting efficient cost optimization: labor resource analysis, revenue cycle ... facilitate better outcomes and better economics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... N.J. , June 24, 2016  Collagen ... the design, development and manufacturing of collagen and ... regeneration announced today that Bill Messer ... and Marketing to further leverage the growing portfolio ... medical devices. Bill joins the Collagen ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016   Bay Area Lyme ... Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness , ... Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, ... announced the five finalists of Lyme Innovation ... More than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: