‘Mystery fever' in UP: 51 dead in Firozabad; Ballia, Mathura & Moradabad see surge in cases - watsupptoday.com
‘Mystery fever' in UP: 51 dead in Firozabad; Ballia, Mathura & Moradabad see surge in cases
Posted 06 Sep 2021 01:22 PM

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‘Mystery fever' in UP: 51 dead in Firozabad; Ballia, Mathura & Moradabad see surge in cases

06.09.2021

With the addition of fresh fatalities, the death toll due to “mystery viral fever” in Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh has zoomed to 51. The "mysterious viral fever" outbreak comes at a time when the threat of the third wave of the virus pandemic is looming large. The Etawah district in southwestern UP has recorded 5,500 cases of the disease since August 1. Other districts such as Ballia, Mathura and Moradabad are also witnessing a rise in cases of the “mysterious” infection. Amid the increase in cases, the Yogi Adityanath-led government has appointed nodal officers for 75 districts of the state to monitor the situation. The health department has decided to conduct a door-to-door survey in Moradabad to screen people as a part of measures to curb the spread of the infection. The survey will begin on September 7. It may be noted that the Centre had earlier sent a team of experts to Fizorabad to look into all aspects of “mysterious” disease after the death toll increased. The team’s investigation into initial samples confirmed dengue and scrub typhus, a bacterial disease, Mirror Now’s Ayushman Kumar reports. The team will submit its report to the Centre today (September 6). Action to tackle the situation will be initiated on the basis of the report. Earlier, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had ordered Firozabad district’s chief medical officer after several children died of the “mysterious” disease. On Monday, the Chief Minister made a visit to the Autonomous State Medical College (ASMC) to enquire about the health of kids who are being administered treatment there. The CM also directed concerned officials to dispatch teams to Mathura, and Mainpuri districts to take appropriate measures to wind down the spread of vector-borne diseases.

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