A mysterious fever has claimed six lives, including five children, in the Kanoh village in Mathura in the past week. Nearly 80 persons have been admitted to various hospitals in Mathura, Agra, and Rajasthan’s Bharatpur.
According to the health department officials, two children Sevak, 9, and Honey, 6, died in the hospital during treatment on Monday. They were admitted with a high fever. Others who died after reporting similar symptoms include Ruchi, 19, Avanish, 9, Romiya, 2, and Rekha, 1.
Chief medical officer Dr Rachna Gupta said that a team of doctors visited the village and took samples to diagnose malaria, dengue, and COVID-19 from the patients admitted to the hospital and their relatives.
The cause of death is still unclear, said officials, adding that there is a possibility of dengue, as their blood platelets were found to be low along with fever.
She said, “Insecticide was sprayed in the village and fogging was also conducted. Villagers have been asked to immediately report to the hospital if they felt feverish or had any such symptoms.”
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