235 Chickenpox cases within 3 days in state
Palakkad: The health department has confirmed outbreak of Chickenpox in the state. According to reports, 235 Chickenpox cases were reported within 3 days from January 1 to 3. Following this, the supply of anti-viral medicines were ensured in hospitals including primary health centres.
A total of 18,278 people sought medical aid suffering from fever and 3,280 people suffered from diarrhea. Directorate of Health Services issued the details in the report of the Integrated Disease Surveillance project.
Public health assistant director Dr Meenakshi stated that a special study should be carried out to know the reason behind the outbreak of the contagious diseases.
She noted that apart from chickenpox, it is noted that contagious diseases like dengue fever is spreading in the state for a long time.