‘Mystery Fever’ Dengue kills a lot of people in the western UP

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As infections and deaths from the COVID pandemic decline, worrying reports of a “mystery fever” and dengue outbreak have gripped the city of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
At least five people are said to have died of fever and complications of dengue fever on Wednesday evening. Of the five people, three were admitted to the emergency room at Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College (GSVM), also known as Hallet Hospital.

One of the deceased had symptoms of severe pneumonia with an upper respiratory infection. According to attending physicians, he died of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which often occurs in people infected with the coronavirus.One of the deceased, 25-year-old Jai Singh, died of shock caused by brain swelling and fever. Anjani Srivastava, 65, suffered from pneumonia, while Shankar Lal, 38, was diagnosed with ARDS; H. Pneumonia in both lungs, dead.

Laxmi Prajapati, 38, had trouble breathing and then stopped breathing after a fever. Neha, who was admitted to a private hospital after suffering from dengue fever, was treated for several days but also died on Wednesday.
The health department cannot determine whether these five deaths are COVID-related, as all five COVID tests were negative. Doctors say the COVID test shows negative results in patients, adding that the flu virus is quite complex.

“The situation is frightening and in such a situation preparations are on to increase the beds. Efforts are being made to separate the wards of very serious patients.” Professor RK Maurya, director of GSVM Medical College, said the number of patients with viral fevers is growing rapidly and the beds are teeming with more than 200.

In addition to Kanpur, cases of “mystery fever” have also been reported in the state capital Lucknow, where more than 400 patients infected with the virus, including 40 children, have been admitted to several public hospitals in the past two days. . More than 20 percent of OPD patients complain of fever, cold and congestion.

With doctors calling these cases seasonal flu due to changing weather conditions, panic reigns among patients who fear that this will mark the start of the third wave of the COVID pandemic.Hospitals have been instructed not to visit patients in the OPD section without a COVID antigen test.In Firozabad district, the death toll from dengue and viral fever has risen to 50, official sources said on Friday.

“So far, 50 people have died due to dengue and viral fever. 10 areas — nine blocks and a Nagar Nigam area — in the district are affected,” Chief Medical Officer Dinesh Kumar Premi said in a statement.
There were 36 active camps in 3,719 district canteens, including canteens with fever connected to him.
It has now been more than a week since parts of U Pradesh were recorded in the past following a high level fever, a drop in platelet counts and, in some cases, severe dehydration.

In the meantime, the administration of Gautam Buddh Nagar (NOIDA) has also warned of virus cases and asked healthcare professionals to watch out for febrile patients.
From Kanpur, Lucknow and Firozabad the disease was also reported in Agra, Mathura, Mainpuri, Etawah and Kasganj.

Sources:- the statesman 



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