Two die of suspected dengue fever in Karkala taluk

Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-06-07 13:53 Udupi: Several cases of dengue were being reported from Karkala taluk and last week two women died of suspected dengue fever. According to Rohini, District Health and Family Welfare Officer, a 17-year-old girl and a 34-year-old woman died of suspected dengue at Mala and Bajagoli villages, respectively. However, deaths would be confirmed once the report arrives, she added. Till May, about 100 suspected cases and 30 confirmed cases of dengue were reported in the district. Following this, the health department has intensified fogging especially in Mala, Bajagoli and Hallihole as a precautionary measure.