Berhampur (LocalWire) July 12: The dengue menace seems to be back in Ganjam district with authorities at MKCG Medical College and Hospital reporting three positive cases here on Friday.
With this the total number of dengue cases in the district has increased to seven during this monsoon season, official sources said.
While two cases were reported from Boxipalli and Shashanpadara village in Rangeiluda block, an 18-year old student from Gobindapalli under Purushottampur block also tested positive for dengue fever.
However, according to the district malaria officer (DMO) R Jagadeesh Patnaik, only one of the patients is undergoing treatment at the dengue ward of the medical college at present. The condition of the patients is good, he said.
Other patients might have opted for treatment at a private hospital, unofficial sources said.
Earlier, four patients from Patrapur block and Berhampur town had been confirmed dengue positive.
“They have been cured after treatment,” the DMO said, adding that of the total seven cases reported so far only two of them were suspected to have been infected in the district, while others were inflicted at their work places outside the states in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.