8 people have died caused by mysterious disease in Uttar Pradesh

A mysterious disease, marked by high fever, severe headache and vomiting, has claimed lives of eight people in the last 15 days in the Kanpur Dehat (rural) district of Uttar Pradesh, a health official said Tuesday.

'At least eight people have died of this mysterious disease in Vajayeepur village of Kanpur Dehat. We have not yet been able to identify the disease,' Kanpur Dehat's additional Chief Medical Officer R.K. Singh told IANS.

The first death of 22-year-old Ramawati Dohrey was reported in the village Dec 15. Since then, seven more people have died.

'Following the directives of the district magistrate, several teams of health officials have been directed to camp in the village and conduct necessary medical check-ups to identify the disease,' he said.

India swine flu toll 880, over 25,000 infected

At least two people died due to swine flu Monday taking the countrywide toll to 880, health authorities said, adding that 124 new cases have taken the infection tally to 25,236.

The two deaths were reported from Maharashtra and Assam. With this, the casualty figure has reached 257 in Maharashtra. Assam reported its first death.

Besides, the country reported 124 cases of new infections of the pandemic virus. Of the total new cases, Delhi reported 68. While 17 cases were reported from Gujarat, 12 were from Haryana.

In the national capital, there were no fresh deaths due to swine flu but at least 68 more people were infected with the contagious virus Monday, authorities said.

'We have reports of 68 fresh cases of swine flu of which 30 were children,' Anjana Prakash, deputy nodal officer in charge of swine flu in Delhi, told IANS.

With these, the number of infections in the capital has reached around 9,200. Of these, over 55 percent are children.

Via - Andhravilas , 28 December 2009



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