One case of Dengue and seven cases of JE detected in Tripura

DengueAgartala: One case of Dengue and seven cases of Japanese Encephalitis have been detected in Tripura, a state health department spokesman said today.

"This is for the first time one case of Dengue is detected and the patient is being treated at Govind Ballav Pant Hospital here. Altogether seven patients of Japanese Encephalitis have been detected and most of them returned home after being treated in government hospitals," spokesman of the state health department, Pranab Chatterjee said.

He said people were being made conscious about Dengue and Encephalitis and health workers including doctors were alerted about the germs of both diseases.

Hospitals in the state have kits dispatched by the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) to control the diseases, Chatterjee said.

78 people, including 58 children, have died due to a malaria outbreak in the state mostly in the hilly and tribal compact areas since June 14.--PTI