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Kerala in Grip of Fever Outbreak, 101 Die Since January 2017

Thiruvananthapuram: More than 1.13 million people have sought treatment for fever in various hospitals in Kerala since January this year with yesterday alone accounting for 19,179 patients.

According to official sources, 101 people died due to fever in Kerala in this period of which 50 lost their lives due to H1N1 influenza.

However, 11 died due to dengue fever. The outbreak of different types of fever, including dengue and chicken pox besides H1N1, was reported across the State.

It is also reported that shortage of platelets in blood banks also one of the reasons for worry among dengue patients. The Health Department took all the steps to control the outbreak.

Climate changes and scarcity of pure drinking water were among the reasons for the outbreak of many diseases.
Till the middle of May this year, 68 persons have died of fever in the State.

As per the data from January to May 15 this year, as many as 3,500 cases of dengue fever and five dengue deaths were reported in the State.

A total of 2,214 dengue cases were reported in Thiruvananthapuram during this period, of which three were fatal.
Health experts have found circumstances that help breeding of aedes mosquito, as the reason for the increase in number of dengue fever cases.