Dengue cases on the rise in Kollam Ashtamudi islands  


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Out of the 100 families in St. Thomas Island, 50 have sought treatment at a private hospital in the city. Four people are critical and have been admitted to a private medical college in the area.

A woman diagnosed with dengue in Kollam islands | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Kollam: Dengue fever cases are one the rise in the islands of Ashtamudi Lake. Reportedly, a majority of the residents of three islands, namely St. Thomas, St. George and Fathima, have been admitted to hospitals after being diagnosed with dengue fever.

Out of the 100 families in St. Thomas Island, 50 have sought treatment at a private hospital in the city. Four people are critical and have been admitted to a private medical college in the area.

“20 families are undergoing treatment at a hospital in Anchalummoodu and a private medical college in the city,” said Jose, a resident of the islands.

“A total of 110 people, infected with dengue fever, were admitted to AGC Hospital. This is a serious situation,” said Dr George Chacko.

“Earlier, patients would feel better within five days, but now the recovery is taking 7 to 10 days,” he added.

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