24 infected with dengue in Mizoram, figures likely to soar

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With 24 people found infected with Dengue and more samples being tested, the figure is likely to go up in Mizoram, State health department officials today said.

Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP) State Nodal Officer Dr Pachuau Lalmalsawma told PTI that 24 Dengue cases have been found in the north-eastern state since February and the figure is likely to go up with more samples being tested in different hospitals.

Aizawl Civil Hospital and the District Hospital of south Mizoram’s Lunglei town were declared as the Sentinel Site for Dengue and Japanese Encephalitis where Elisa Readers were in place for conducting tests.

Lalmalsawma said that tests were also conducted at private hospitals in Aizawl on suspected Dengue patients.

He said that majority of the Dengue cases were infected locally while only two cases were found to be infected outside the state resulting in the discontinuation of screening at the Lengpui Airport from October one.

(With inputs from PTI)

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