VIRAL FEVER IS TAKING MANY LIVES OF PEOPLE IN KERALA :

With over 100 deaths being reported since January in Kerala due to  various types of fevers, government today appealed to the people to join the government’s mass sanitation drive on a war footing.  According to Health Department sources, as many as 103 people, including women and children, have succumbed to various types of fevers including H1N1, leptospirosis and dengue from January till date.  Of the total 103 deaths, 53 people have died of H1N1 and 13 due to dengue, the sources said.   Stating that the government had already stepped up its sanitation drive with the support of local people, Kerala CM Vijayan said fever cases have reduced in those places where waste management and mosquito control measures have been implemented effectively. He said the government had ensured enough stock of essential medicines and the service of doctors in all government hospitals.   The Rediff.com : 18th. June,17

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