UP Viral Fever, Death Counts Now Climb to 50: Firozabad


Our medical teams can’t seem to take a break as the death toll amounting due to viral dengue fever in the Firozabad district, Uttar Pradesh, climbs to 50.

The pandemic that hit us more than a year ago continues to plague our lives as rumours of a new variant float around the market.

Officials have permitted the use of isolation beds and oxygen cylinders earlier reserved to cater to covid patients for the treatment of dengue.

According to the chief medical officer- there are 36 active camps in the district, and 3,719 people continue to be treated for viral fever.

On Thursday, District Magistrate Chandra Vijay Singh suspended three doctors on account of negligence, warning others against such practices that stand in the way of the treatment.

Nearby districts like Mathura, Etah and Mainpuri report similar cases similar to those in Firozabad.

With BJ MLA Manish Asja claiming to be informed of 61 deaths today, the varying numbers across sources let an ordinary man assume the worst in situations like this.

No matter how varying the numbers are, we know that a significant number of lives succumbed to viral fever, dengue.

Glassmaking Industry, Firozabad

The cases began to appear to post the festival of Rakhi. Many suspected it out of seasonal changes until it started claiming lives. The chief minister personally reviewed the situation and spoke of people being held responsible in case of negligence.

The Chief Minister informed people of 40 deaths this morning- 32 children and seven adults, two of the children already announced “dead” as they reached the hospital.
In children, the symptom begins with fever, diarrhoea and vomiting.

Twenty-three positive cases of dengue were reported this Tuesday. The next few days are critical for people and are monitored closely by government and medical authorities.

Children are monitored round the clock; blood banks are set up to prepare for emergencies.
Local people haven’t seen an outbreak of dengue, as particularly children and adults are rushing to the hospital.

Authorities in question are directed to perform a thorough examination as patients’ blood samples were sent Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow.

Viral fever seems to be a point of commonality when it comes to symptoms.

The mysterious viral cases are suspected to be “Scrub Typhus”, defined as a disease caused by the bacteria ‘Orientia Tsutsugamushi’.

Symptoms include- Fever, chills, headache, rashes, muscle soreness, to name a few—many patients additional experience joint pain, respiratory distress, brain and multi-organ failure.

This is all begins when berry bugs that belong to the family of larvae bite a person leading to a black scab like a patch-” eschar”. So far, no specific treatment of the same using a particular vaccine is present to our aid.

Some essential precaution includes covering from head to toe, and the public needs to take necessary precautions to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes and insects alike.

Guruksha Gurnani
Guruksha Gurnani
An economics graduate amidst pandemic still whining about the farewell that didn’t take place. Unfinished letters, manuscripts, and poems adorn my library. Writing isn’t just a skill, it’s a safe haven after an exhausting day at work. This is home.



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