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Uttar Pradesh government issues high alert for ‘Mystery Fever’ after 84 deaths

Lucknow | The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government on Friday issued a high alert for a ‘Mystery Fever’ after it claimed 84 lives within 4 weeks.

In Bareilly, the most affected region of Uttar Pradesh 24 people have died while in the neighbouring Budan district 23 people have ended their life. Speaking to media, Uttar Pradesh Director General of Health Services Padmakar Singh said, “Prima facie, it seems like these are cases of viral fever, typhoid and malaria. We are distributing medicines, organising camps and conducting mosquito-fogging drives. I am confident that we will be able to control this,” said Uttar Pradesh Director General of Health Services Padmakar Singh.

The state government’s health department has also ordered a complete audit f every death to identify the disease, while medical teams of both central and state government have been deployed in the affected districts of Uttar Pradesh.

Raising a concern on the outbreak of the fever, Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh said, people take their sick relatives to quacks first, and approach authorised health officials only after things have gone out of control. Singh further appealed that people should take their relatives to government hospitals, and not these quacks.

According to the released statement by the Uttar Pradesh government, the districts affected most by the ‘mystery fever’ are Bareilly and Budaun in western Uttar Pradesh, followed by Hardoi, Sitapur, Bahraich and Shahjahanpur.

 

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